Artemisia Gentileschi was born 1593 in Rome to Prudentia and Orazio Gentileschi. Prudentia died shortly after Artemisia was born. Artemisia lived in Rome with her father and brothers where she studied painting. Their home was also inhabited by a tenant, Tuzia, and her children. In 1610 Artemisia completes her first painting, Susanna and The Elders. Orazio hired his friend and fellow painter, Agostino Tassi, to tutor Artemisia on perspective. Agostino raped Artemisia in her home and, in 1612, Orazio sued Agostino for deflowering Artemisia. Agostino was found guilty and exiled from Rome (a punishment that was never enforced). Orazio’s notary, Giovanni Battista Stiattesi, brokered a marriage between his brother and Artemisia. After she married Pier Antonio Stiattesi, they moved to Florence where Artemisia joined the Accademia di Arte del Disegno. She maintained a prosperous career as a painter in Florence, travels to England, then returns to Rome with her only surviving child, Prudenza, after leaving her husband who had gambled away most of their money. The exact date of her death is unknown but is presumed to be between 1652-1653.