Female Artists

— Correcting the record

Portrait of Genevieve & Virginia Jones

Genevieve & Virginia Jones

Even death will not stop us

1847-1879
Portrait of Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

Sometimes a flower is just a flower

1887-1986
Portrait of Giovanna Garzoni

Giovanna Garzoni

Travel, socialize, paint lemons and beans

1600-1670
Portrait of Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein)

Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein)

Great painter and social icon

1895-1978
Portrait of Gwendolen Mary John

Gwendolen Mary John

Studies of silent women

1876-1939
Portrait of Gwendolyn Knight

Gwendolyn Knight

“No one can tell us who we are”

1913-2005
Portrait of Hannah Höch

Hannah Höch

Dissecting the 'new woman' through collage

1889-1978

Harriet Powers

A freed slave tells stories in quilts

1837-1910
Portrait of Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler

The joy of pure color

1928-2011
Portrait of Herrad of Landsberg

Herrad of Landsberg

A French abbess creates the first female-authored encyclopedia

1130-1195
Portrait of Hildegard von Bingen

Hildegard von Bingen

Scientist, feminist, typographer, musician — saint

1098-1179
Portrait of Hilma af Klint

Hilma af Klint

The world isn't ready

1862-1944
Portrait of Irma Stern

Irma Stern

Look at me

1894-1966
Portrait of Ivana Kobilca

Ivana Kobilca

“I wanted to see everything in the world”

1861-1926
Portrait of Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

Jennie Augusta Brownscombe

Sentimentality and Colonialism

1850-1936
Portrait of Joan Mitchell

Joan Mitchell

Art as competitive sport

1925-1992
Portrait of Judith Leyster

Judith Leyster

Jovial portraitist forgotten for 200 years

1609-1660
Portrait of Judith Scott

Judith Scott

Cocoons, totems and twins

1943-2005
Portrait of Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron

1815-1879
Portrait of Katarzyna Kobro

Katarzyna Kobro

A life's work lost to war

1898-1951

Katsushika Ōi

Daughter of a master brings a new perspective to Edo Japan

1800-1866
Portrait of Kay Sage

Kay Sage

"I have built an ivory tower of despair"

1898-1963
Portrait of Laura Gilpin

Laura Gilpin

1891-1979
Portrait of Lavinia Fontana

Lavinia Fontana

Matriarch of the family business

1552-1614
Portrait of Lê Thị Lựu

Lê Thị Lựu

The invisible sadness of the everyday

1911-1988
Portrait of Lee Krasner

Lee Krasner

Insomnia and aggressive painting

1908-1984
Portrait of Leonor Fini

Leonor Fini

The brilliant bisexual cat-lady of surrealism

1907-1996
Portrait of Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington

"I'm not anyone's muse"

1917-2011
Portrait of Liubov Popova

Liubov Popova

We shall remake the world

1889-1924
Portrait of Loïs Mailou Jones

Loïs Mailou Jones

The joy of African color and design

1905-1998
Portrait of Louisa Matthíasdóttir

Louisa Matthíasdóttir

“I start painting, and that’s about it”

1917-2000
Portrait of Louise Moillon

Louise Moillon

The original peaches-as-butts emoji

1610-1696
Portrait of Lygia Clark

Lygia Clark

Art as psychotherapy

1920-1988
Portrait of Madge Gill

Madge Gill

An orphan talks to angels

1882-1961
Portrait of Mainie Jellett

Mainie Jellett

The woman who brought modern art to Ireland

1897-1944
Portrait of Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White

1904-1971
Portrait of María Blanchard

María Blanchard

A crooked girl find expression in color

1881-1932
Portrait of Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

1908-1992
Portrait of María Luisa Pacheco

María Luisa Pacheco

Uniquely Bolivian abstraction

1919-1982
Portrait of Mária Medvecká

Mária Medvecká

The unchanging world of Orava

1914-1987
Portrait of Maria Sibylla Merian

Maria Sibylla Merian

A botanist gets a divorce and travels the world

1647-1717
Portrait of Maria van Oosterwijck

Maria van Oosterwijck

All business

1630-1693

Marianne Stokes

1855-1927
Portrait of Marie Bashkirtseff

Marie Bashkirtseff

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

1858-1884
Portrait of Marie Bracquemond

Marie Bracquemond

A passionate Impressionist's legacy buried by her husband

1840-1916
Portrait of Marie Laurencin

Marie Laurencin

Cubist Feminist

1883-1956
Portrait of Mary Beale

Mary Beale

Mary brings home the bacon

1633-1699
Portrait of Mary Edmonia Lewis

Mary Edmonia Lewis

African-American Chippewa woman takes over sculpture

1844-1907
Portrait of Méret Oppenheim

Méret Oppenheim

"X = an Orange Rabbit"

1913-1985
Portrait of Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller

Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller

Delicate Sculptor of Horrors

1877-1968
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