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Female Artists Through the Centuries

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  • Mary Gernat (1926 - 1998)
    Mary Gernat From Jane Badger Books: Mary Gernat (1926 - 1998) was probably one of the most prolific cover artists of the 1960s. She was born in Ewell, Surrey in 1926, and trained at the Central Sch...
  • Marion Victoria Kauffer (1896 - 1964)
    Marion Victoria Dorn From Wikiped ia Marion Victoria Dorn also known as Marion Dorn Kauffer (born in Menlo Park, California on December 25, 1896[1]—died in Tangier, Morocco on January 28, 19...
  • Katharine Lane Weems (1899 - 1989)
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  • Myra Albert Wiggins (1869 - 1956)
    Myra won 95 art awards at the Oregon State Fair. Her first was at age 17. Family Myra's second cousin, Catharine Weed Barnes Ward , was also a photographer. Daughter of Frederick Arthur Wiggins a...
  • Tamara de Lempicka (c.1895 - 1980)
    Tamara Łempicka , commonly known as Tamara de Lempicka (16 May 1898 – 18 March 1980) was a Polish Art Deco painter and "the first woman artist to be a glamour star". Influenced by Cubism,...

Female Artists through the centuries

Female artists have been involved in making art in most times and places. Often certain media are associated with women, particularly textile arts; however, these gender roles in art change in different cultures and communities. Many art forms dominated by women have been historically dismissed from the art historical canon as craft, as opposed to fine art.

Women artists faced challenges due to gender biases in the mainstream fine art world. They have often encountered difficulties in training, travelling and trading their work, and gaining recognition.

Beginning in the late 1960s and 1970s, feminist artists and art historians created a Feminist art movement, that overtly addresses the role of women in the art world and explores women in art history

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Born 1900 to 1980