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Female Artists

— Correcting the record

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 Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh

1864-1933

Margherita Caffi

1650-1710
Portrait of Marguerite Gérard

Marguerite Gérard

1761-1837
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 Marianne von Werefkin

Marianne von Werefkin

1860-1938
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 Marie Raymond

Marie Raymond

1908-1988
Portrait of Marie Spartali Stillman

Marie Spartali Stillman

1844-1927
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
Portrait of Milena Pavlović-Barili

Milena Pavlović-Barili

The unblinking gaze of fashion

1909-1945
Portrait of Natalia Goncharova

Natalia Goncharova

Art-Punk in Futurist Moscow

1881-1962
Portrait of Noguchi Shōhin

Noguchi Shōhin

1847-1917
Portrait of Olga Boznańska

Olga Boznańska

1865-1940
Portrait of Olga Rozanova

Olga Rozanova

The intellectual mother of Abstract Expressionism

1886-1918
Portrait of Orra White Hitchcock

Orra White Hitchcock

Of Love and Mushrooms

1796-1863

Orsola Maddalena Caccia

1596-1676
Portrait of Paula Modersohn-Becker

Paula Modersohn-Becker

Why do Expressionists die young?

1876-1907
Portrait of Plautilla Nelli

Plautilla Nelli

1524-1588
Portrait of Rachel Ruysch

Rachel Ruysch

Paint flowers, make money

1664-1750
Portrait of Remedios Varo

Remedios Varo

The unconscious mind and a horsehair brush

1908-1963
Portrait of Romaine Brooks

Romaine Brooks

Fiercely independent lesbian paints Paris in shades of gray

1874-1970
Portrait of Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur

Love animals, wear pants, live without compromise

1822-1899

Rosalba Carriera

Pastel portraits keep you looking young and fresh

1673-1757
Portrait of Saloua Raouda Choucair

Saloua Raouda Choucair

A lifetime of work in one room

1916-2017
Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt

Actress on stage and screen moonlights as a sculptor

1844-1923
Portrait of Seund Ja Rhee

Seund Ja Rhee

Bringing Korean abstraction to Paris

1918-2009
Portrait of Sigrid Hjertén

Sigrid Hjertén

A genius colorist fights schizophrenia

1885-1948
Portrait of Sofonisba Anguissola

Sofonisba Anguissola

Intimate portraitist and confidant to the queen

1532-1625
Portrait of Susan Penelope Rosse

Susan Penelope Rosse

Tiny paintings of presumably normal-sized people

1652-1700
Portrait of Suzanne Valadon

Suzanne Valadon

Provocative model becomes a transgressive artist

1865-1938
Portrait of Tahia Halim

Tahia Halim

Egyptian Expressionism

1919-2003
Portrait of Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka

Rediscover the elegance with luminous and brilliant colors

1898-1980
Portrait of Tarsila do Amaral

Tarsila do Amaral

"I want to be the painter of my country"

1886-1973
Portrait of Tilsa Tsuchiya

Tilsa Tsuchiya

Through mountains and myth

1928-1984
Portrait of Tina Modotti

Tina Modotti

1896-1942
Portrait of Uemura Shōen

Uemura Shōen

1875-1949
Portrait of Varvara Stepanova

Varvara Stepanova

Art for the people, people for the state

1894-1958
More Themes in Art

Abstract Art

Unshackled from the figure

Self-portraits

The canvas mirror

Death in Art

Life's only guarantee

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