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Guda

Guda German nun and book illustrator

German nun and book illustrator
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German nun and book illustrator
Countries Germany
Occupations Illuminator Nun
Type Arts Creativity Religion
Gender female
Birth 1101
The details
Biography

Guda was a 12th-century nun and illuminator.

Career

She created a self-portrait in an initial letter in a homiliary (now in the Frankfurt am Main, Staatsbibliothek). Along with her self-portrait, she wrote an inscription, "Guda, a sinner, wrote and painted this book."

Legacy

Scholars today credit Nun Guda with being one of the first women in western civilization to create a signed self-portrait.

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