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Female Artists Through the Centuries

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  • Emma Hubbard (1828 - 1905)
    From Father's entry in Wikipedia: Emma Evans (1828-1905), a water-colour artist. She painted mainly natural objects, landscapes and trees. Emma was also sketched pencil portraits. She carved a series...
  • Carolyn Brenneman Wyeth (1909 - 1994)
    Carolyn Wyeth, daughter of N.C. Wyeth and sister of Andrew Wyeth, was a well-known artist in her own right. Her hometown was Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. She worked and taught out of N. C. Wyeth House an...
  • Mary Wolf Streep (1915 - 2001)
    Mary Wolf Wilkinson Streep (July 30, 1915 – September 29, 2001) was an American fine-artist and art editor. She was also the mother of actress Meryl Streep. Life and career Born Mary Wolf Wilkins...
  • Hannah Ryggen (1894 - 1970)
    Hannah Ryggen (født Jönsson 21. mars 1894 i Malmö, død 2. februar 1970 i Trondheim) regnes blant de fremste vevkunstnerne i Norge. Hennes banebrytende innsats endret billedvevens rolle fra dekorativt k...
  • Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755 - 1842)
    Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun French painter, and is recognized as the most important female painter of the 18th century. Her style is generally considered Rococo and shows interest in the subject...

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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