Self Portrait with Three Children1929 by Charley Toorop
Here Dutch "moral realist" painter Charley Toorop (1891-1955) depicts herself with her three children. I am always kind of surprised when I come up against the still prevalent modern day myth that artists can't have children (or no more than one, perhaps) if they expect to be any good, especially women artists. I enjoy looking down the centuries and the many many outstanding women artists who had children, in fact, often multiple children! I am particularly drawn to Charely Toorop's work and as a mother of three myself I was delighted to find we are in at least that one "club" together! "Surtout pas des Principes!"
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