Berthe Morisot (1841–1895) was a French Impressionist painter and one of three women to be a part of the core group alongside Marie Bracquemond and Mary Cassatt. Morisot was initially introduced to art as a part of gaining the usual skills of accomplished bourgeois women at the time. After taking a job at the Louvre, she befriended artists and properly took up painting and sculpture. She experienced critical success in her own right at the Salon, showing regularly prior to joining the Impressionists in 1874.