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Artist Biography Artemisia Gentileschi was born in Rome the year of 1593. (1) The artist genes ran in the family, with her father being Orazio Gentileschi, a well know roman artist. Prudentia Gentileschi was her mother, who died when Artemisia was twelve.(1) At an early age she received training from her father but unfortunately didn’t get into the academies applied for. Gentileschi never learned how to read nor write until adulthood, but produced Susanna and the elders(1610) at the age of seventeen.(5) Gentileschi’s father’s acquaintance, Agostino Tassi, trained the inspiring artist until Orazio filed a suit against Tassi, due to rape of Artemisia. (1) The scandalous event led to a seven month trial which was highly publicized.(5) Tassi would allegedly try to be alone with Artemisia as much as possible and eventually raped her after cornering her in the bedroom. The opposing side accused Artemisia of being a whore that had slept with many lovers before as if it wasn’t a big issue. (5) The trial ended with Orazio proving Tassi was boasting
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