Rtemesia Gentileschi and why she can be considered a Master artist

follow the required methods of citing primary and secondary sources, using footnotes, following turabian format. double-spaced, 1 inch margins. No cover sheet. Times New roman 12.
Proposed tentative thesis statement:
Thanks to the efforts of Alberti, Leonardo and other artists of the Renaissance, the artist was no longer viewed as a craftsperson. Painting was elevated to the status of a liberal art. This gave her valuable contacts and patrons throughout Europe. Even though She did not specifically create or develop any painting techniques like other masters did, she can be considered a master because she was influenced by painters such as Michaelangelo, she was the first woman ever admitted into the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence, and she was taught by Caravaggio and her father.

some books that are preferred:
Garrard, Mary. Artemisia Gentileschi Around 1622: The Shaping and Reshaping of an Artistic Identity. California: University of California Press, 2001.

Bal, Mieke. The Artemesia Files. Edited by Mieke Bal. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Banti, Anna. Artemisia. 1st ed. London: University of Nebraska Press, 1988.

Bissell, Ward. Artemisia Gentileschi and the Authority of Art. University Park: Penn State Press, 2000.

Mary Garrard. Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art. California: University of California Press, 2001.

Meade, Teresa A. A Companion to Gender History. Boston: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.