She could have been a Dutch master

Judith Lyster, self portrait
Judith Lyster, self portrait (©Flickr)

Mindy Ran goes in search of women painters from the 17th century who were equally good as their male counterparts. She speaks with the curator of the Frans Hals Museum and others, including Els Kloek, author of the book “Women and Art in the Dutch Republic – 1550 to 1800”. It contains 175 female painters. The programme focuses on 17th century painter Judith Leyster who worked in Frans Hals’ circle in Haarlem. Her name appears on the guild’s list, making her a master painter in her own right.

Producer: Mindy Ran

Broadcast: December 6, 1998