Born in Paris, France, Eva Gonzalès was a French artist. Even though she never exhibited her work at the Impressionist exhibitions, Gonzalès is most commonly associated with the movement because of her style of painting. Her father was the affluent novelist and playwright, Emmanuel Gonzalès, and through his connections, she became familiar with the artistic circle of Paris. Despite the lack of resources for women artists during this time, at the age of sixteen, she began to study under the portraitist, Charles Chaplin. In February 1869, she later became Èdouard Manet’s only formal student and subsequently is often compared to him. Gonzalès’ paintings usually include scenes of domestic life with her family as models, portraits, still lifes and landscapes.