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Who is Judith Leyster, the Dutch painter honoured by Google Doodle?

Google Doodle is known for honoring and recognizing individuals who have contributed significantly to their fields in the past. Google gave Judith Leyster, a Dutch artist who lived in the 17th century, space on Monday in honor of her work and the paintings she made centuries ago.

Leyster was born in Haarlem, Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 1609. Her paintings brought her a lot of money. However, people almost forgot about her work after her death in 1960. The artist passed away at the age of fifty.

Because of the belief that only men are skilled at painting, historians hold the belief that all of her works were created by male artists. Her paintings, according to historians, were all created by male artists. However, experts later recognized over 30 paintings of Lester because Leyster's signature did not match those who claimed she painted them. In the latter part of the nineteenth century, Leyster saw her work finally recognized.

According to the Google Doodle archive, "Misogyny and a forged signature caused art dealers to misattribute her paintings to male artists for decades." Leyster finally received recognition for her work in 1892, despite the fact that her signature did not match that of the male artists.

Serenade and Jolly Topper, both from 1629, are among Judith Leyster's earliest and most well-known works. The painting was signed by the artist in a unique manner, with the initials J.L. crossed by a star.

Through her own studios, Leyster not only created portraits but also taught students these techniques. She was also one of the first women to be accepted into the prestigious painters' guild in Harlem.

Every year since 2009, the National Gallery of Art and the Frans Hals Museum have held exhibitions to honor Judith Leyster's works and legacy in painting.