Life and Work

The Biography section offers a narrative summary of Angelica Kauffman’s personal and professional history, while the Chronology section provides a detailed listing of dates and facts about her life and oeuvre and about the reception of her art.

Many of the authors writing about Angelica Kauffman tell her story in different ways and interpret her works and artistic achievements on the basis of different art-historical criteria. They present widely varying perspectives on her life and oeuvre.

The following compilation reflects the AKRP’s areas of interest. It is the AKRP’s conscious wish not to fill in the gaps in Kauffman’s biography with speculative stories, but to respect the artist’s private sphere by passing over questions of love and desire.