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Female Artists Through the Centuries

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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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Medieval period

Renaissance

Baroque era

Born 1700 to 1800

Born 1800 to 1900

Born 1900 to 1980