Female Artists

— Correcting the record

It should be obvious to say that women and art by women have been systematically overlooked and minimized in their own time, and often lost and forgotten by recorded history. For generations, the household names in art history have been male. Despite this, every single era and art movement has been shaped by the women who persevered against patriarchal bias to bring their individual perspective to art, innovate mediums, record their lives and challenge society's understanding of gender.

Trivium is working to amass a diverse, global library of female artists, from history's favorites like Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe to the medieval polymaths Hildegard von Bingen and Herrad of Landsburg, and the self-taught masters Chaïbia Talal and Baya Mahieddine. This is an always-growing collection of artworks, biographies and stories. If there's a badass female artist we should profile, please let us know at info@arthistoryproject.com.

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Portrait of Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

Adélaïde Labille-Guiard

Clearing the way for women

1749-1803
Portrait of Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin

On inwardness and silence

1912-2004
Portrait of Aisha Galimbaeva

Aisha Galimbaeva

Women, flowers and daily life in Kazakhstan

1917-2008
Portrait of Aleksandra Ekster

Aleksandra Ekster

Rhythm and dynamic movement

1882-1949
Portrait of Alice Austen

Alice Austen

1866-1952
Portrait of Alice Neel

Alice Neel

The unblinking anxiety of modern life

1900-1984
Portrait of Alma Thomas

Alma Thomas

Tackling abstraction at 75

1891-1978
Portrait of Amrita Sher-Gil

Amrita Sher-Gil

The truncated lives of women

1913-1941
Portrait of Ana Mendieta

Ana Mendieta

1948-1985
Portrait of Ana Mercedes Hoyos

Ana Mercedes Hoyos

Investigating art history in paint

1942-2014
Portrait of Angelica Kauffmann

Angelica Kauffmann

A feminist prodigy charms the European elite

1741-1807
Portrait of Anita Magsaysay-Ho

Anita Magsaysay-Ho

Paint until you're 90, then keep painting

1914-2012
Portrait of Anna Ancher

Anna Ancher

Quiet portraits of daily life

1859-1935
Portrait of Anna Atkins

Anna Atkins

Electric blue: the first photographic book

1799-1871
Portrait of Anne Estelle Rice

Anne Estelle Rice

The life behind the line

1877-1959

Anne Genevieve Greuze

1762-1842
Portrait of Anne Goldthwaite

Anne Goldthwaite

Artist turns modernism into equal rights activism

1869-1944
Portrait of Antonia Eiriz

Antonia Eiriz

1929-1995
Portrait of Araceli Gilbert

Araceli Gilbert

Andean color meets European Constructivism

1913-1993
Portrait of Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi

Heads will roll

1593-1656
Portrait of Augusta Savage

Augusta Savage

Sculptor, teacher and warrior for civil rights

1892-1962
Portrait of Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth

The ovoid and its penetration

1903-1975
Portrait of Baya Mahieddine

Baya Mahieddine

Queen Baya

1931-1998
Portrait of Bernice Bing

Bernice Bing

The patient negotiation of mystery

1936-1998
Portrait of Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot

The soul of Impressionism

1841-1895
Portrait of Bertina Lopes

Bertina Lopes

1924-2012
Portrait of Biruta Baumane

Biruta Baumane

1922-2017
Portrait of Catharina van Hemessen

Catharina van Hemessen

Success against the odds

1528-1565
Portrait of Chaïbia Talal

Chaïbia Talal

“A message of hope to all women”

1929-2004
Portrait of Charmion von Wiegand

Charmion von Wiegand

Beyond the grid

1896-1983
Portrait of Clara Peeters

Clara Peeters

A mysterious woman paints hyperrealistic brunch

1589-1657
Portrait of Clare Atwood

Clare Atwood

1866-1962
Portrait of Dinorah Bolandi

Dinorah Bolandi

1923-2004
Portrait of Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange

Iconic photographer bar None

1895-1965
Portrait of Dorothea Tanning

Dorothea Tanning

Exploring the strange world of dreams

1910-2012
Portrait of Elaine de Kooning

Elaine de Kooning

Writer, teacher, and a natural painter

1918-1989
Portrait of Elena Brockmann

Elena Brockmann

Grabbing history painting by the horns

1865-1896
Portrait of Élisabeth Chaplin

Élisabeth Chaplin

A life's worth of paintings dedicated to Florence

1890-1982
Portrait of Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

Painted for Marie Antoinette and never made a dime

1755-1842
Portrait of Elisabetta Sirani

Elisabetta Sirani

The mysterious death of a young art teacher

1638-1665
Portrait of Elizabeth Catlett

Elizabeth Catlett

1915-2012
Portrait of Elizabeth Jane Gardner

Elizabeth Jane Gardner

1837-1922
Portrait of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

A living collage

1874-1927
Portrait of Emily Carr

Emily Carr

Hard-smoking woman documents Canada's native people

1871-1945
Portrait of Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Painting Utopia

1910-1996
Portrait of Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse

Living materials

1936-1970
Portrait of Evelyn De Morgan

Evelyn De Morgan

"Art is eternal, but life is short…"

1855-1919
Portrait of Fede Galizia

Fede Galizia

A woman in Italy invents the still life

1578-1630
Portrait of Florine Stettheimer

Florine Stettheimer

Non-competitive art for the literati, gay and polyglot

1871-1944
Portrait of Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

The exquisite agony of self-portraits

1907-1954
More Themes in Art

Cities

Hustle and grind

The Nude in Art

Getting out the skin

Death in Art

Life's only guarantee

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