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Female Artists Through the Centuries

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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 Rozalia Łempicka (c.1895 - 1980)
    Tamara de Lempicka (Łempicka) (16 May 1898 – 18 March 1980), born Maria Górska in Warsaw, Poland, was a Polish Art Deco painter and "the first woman artist to be a glamour star".
  • Laura Anning Bell (1867 - 1950)
    Laura Anning BELL 1867–1950 Portrait painter, working mainly in pastel. Born in France of English parents, née Richard. Studied in Paris under Robert-Fleury and at the Slade School unde...
  • Dorothea Tanning (1910 - 2012)
    Dorothea Margaret Tanning (August 25, 1910 – January 31, 2012) was an American painter, printmaker, sculptor and writer. She also designed sets and costumes for ballet and theatre. in her own ...
  • Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (1887 - 1986)
    Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887—March 6, 1986) was an American artist. She is associated with the American Southwest, where she found artistic inspiration, and particularly New Mexico,...

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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