What artist is described below?
Though her family objected to her becoming a professional artist, this artist began studying painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at the age of 15. Although about 1/5 of the students there were female, most of them viewed art as a socially valuable skill, bur few of them were desired to make art their career. At the time, it was quite improper for females to draw from live figures and instead they drew from casts of figures.
Some early critics of her work claimed this artist’s colors were too bright (she actually darkened some of them to make them more acceptable) and that her portraits were too accurate to be flattering to the subjects and only after many years was her work widely appreciated. Her popular reputation is based on a series of rigorously drawn, tenderly observed, yet largely unsentimental paintings and prints on the theme of the mother and child. (Source:Wikipedia)
B) Mary Cassatt
C) Cheryl Dolan
D) Helen Frankenthaler
E) Judith Leyster