Emilie Charmy ("shar-mee") (April 2, 1878–1974) was an artist in France's early avant-garde. She worked closely with Fauve artists like Henri Matisse, and was active in exhibiting her artworks in Paris, particularly with Berthe Weill. Currently, the Emilie Charmy estate are working to recover scholarly documents, images, and artworks by Émilie Charmy as a means of recognizing the artist's talent and relevance to contemporary feminist issues in art history.
Emilie Charmy was born on April 2nd, 1878 in Saint-Etienne (France), and passed away in Paris in 1974. Orphaned at the age of 5, her older brother Jean becomes her guardian. Charmy was interested in music and painting, for which she showed much talent. Her brother, conscious of this gift, encouraged her to continue. At the turn of the century, Emilie and Jean... Read More