17th and 18th century, based in Northern Europe, art focused mainly on women's occupation and daily life. Women were able to excel at art that focused on still-life, plants, and insects. They excelled because this was the only acceptable focus that women could take up. Southern European art focused on war, heroes, and myths. Judith Lester was a mother, wife, and artist. Judith painted until she was 80 years old. She painted many still-life's. Her work has been credited to her husband and teacher. One work of art was claimed to be the best work ever created by Hans (Judith's teacher), was later found to have been created by Judith herself. After the work was credited to Judith many critics changed their minds about the art work. Anna Maria Schurman was a feminist and artist. Only 2 art pieces remain. She was an intellectual and helped create a university. She was the first female student to attend the university, albeit behind a screen so as to not distract others.