Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–c.1656) was a Baroque painter born in Rome. Her father, Orazio Gentileschi, was a painter and follower of the Caravaggio painting style, and tutored her in her early years. Many of the themes of her works depict myths and stories of women in exhibiting strength and power – this is perhaps informed by her personal experience with sexual assault. She experienced success in a period when it was uncommon for women to work as artists and was a member of the first woman member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence. While living in Florence, her clientele grew to include influential collectors like Cosimo II de’Medici. Today, she is one of the most celebrated women in the history of art and has become a symbol of feminism through her depiction of figures like Judith from the Bible.