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Badass Female Artists

The soul of Impressionism.

Berthe Morisot

1841 — 1895

A feminist prodigy charms the European elite.

Angelica Kauffmann

1741 — 1807

The world isn't ready.

Hilma af Klint

1862 — 1944

We shall remake the world.

Liubov Popova

1889 — 1924

Painted for Marie Antoinette and never made a dime.

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

1755 — 1842

A passionate Impressionist's legacy buried by her husband.

Marie Bracquemond

1840 — 1916

Daughter of a master brings a new perspective to Edo Japan.

Katsushika Ōi

1800 — 1866

Scientist, feminist, typographer, musician, theologian — saint.

Hildegard von Bingen

1098 — 1179

Jovial portraitist forgotten for 200 years.

Judith Leyster

1609 — 1660

Woman takes on the baroque masters, and heads roll.

Artemisia Gentileschi

1593 — 1656

A french abbess creates the first female-authored encyclopedia.

Herrad of Landsberg

1130 — 1195

Intimate portraitist and confidant to the queen.

Sofonisba Anguissola

1532 — 1625

A woman in Italy invents the still life.

Fede Galizia

1578 — 1630

Cubist Feminist

Marie Laurencin

1883 — 1956

Artist turns modernism into equal rights activism.

Anne Goldthwaite

1869 — 1944

Provocative model becomes a transgressive artist.

Suzanne Valadon

1865 — 1938

Hard-smoking woman documents Canada's native people.

Emily Carr

1871 — 1945

Mary brings home the bacon.

Mary Beale

1633 — 1699

Non-competitive art for the literati, gay and polyglot.

Florine Stettheimer

1871 — 1944

Fiercely independent lesbian paints Paris in shades of gray.

Romaine Brooks

1874 — 1970

Paint flowers, make money.

Rachel Ruysch

1664 — 1750

The mysterious death of a young art teacher.

Elisabetta Sirani

1638 — 1665

"To live so filled with ambition, and at the end, oblivion!"

Marie Bashkirtseff

1858 — 1884

Art-Punk in Futurist Moscow.

Natalia Goncharova

1881 — 1962

Love animals, wear pants, live without compromise.

Rosa Bonheur

1822 — 1899

The intellectual mother of Abstract Expressionism

Olga Rozanova

1886 — 1918

"Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry."

Susan B. Anthony

1820 — 1906