In Holland 1633, a woman'sambition has no place. Judith is a painter, dodging the law and whispers of murder to try to become
the first woman admitted to the Haarlem painters guild. Maria is a Catholic in a country where the faith is banned, hoping
to absolve her sins by recovering a lost saint's relic. Both women's destinies will be shaped by their ambitions, running
counter to the city's most powerful men, whose own plans spell disaster. A vivid portrait of a remarkable artist, A Light
of Her Own is a richly-woven story of grit against the backdrop of Rembrandt and an uncompromising religion. Story behind
the story . . . The trail of Judith Leyster's career was so faint that only years after her death in 1660, collectors began
attributing her few surviving paintings to other artists. She signed her work with only a beautiful, stylized monogram. Credit
went to Frans Hals, Jan Miense Molenaer, and others. She would remain lost to history until 1893.