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Art History by Culture or Group: Women Artists

Is half the planet's population a separate culture? The fact is, when we speak of Famous Artists, the names that come up are usually those of long-deceased white males...which is not to say they don't deserve fame. This page, however, is dedicated to promoting awareness and the works of women artists, almost all of whom labor(ed), not only with their respective muses, but against stereotypical roles.
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Where Are All of the Famous Women Artists?
The reasons there aren't more female artists in art museums are threefold: It's a reputation thing. We're not taken seriously enough. And we tend to multitask. A lot. Too much.

Top 10 Books on Women's Art History
Here are ten selections that cover most aspects of feminist Art History, both practical and esoteric. You will note that all ten were written by women.

Diane Arbus
A profile of Diane Arbus (1923-1971), American photographer.

Rosa Bonheur
A profile of Rosa (Marie Rosalie) Bonheur (1822-1899), French Realist painter and sculptor.

Mary Cassatt
A profile of Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), American Impressionist painter and printmaker.

Helen Frankenthaler
A profile of Helen Frankenthaler (born 1928), American Abstract Expressionist painter and printmaker.

Frida Kahlo
A profile of Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Caldern (1907-1954), Mexican painter.

Käthe Kollwitz
A profile of Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945), German draftswoman and sculptor.

A profile of Marcello (Adèle d'Affry, Duchess Castiglione-Colonna; 1836-1879), Swiss sculptor.

Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robertson)
A profile of Grandma Moses (1860-1961), American Folk painter.

Louise Nevelson
A profile of Louise Nevelson (1900-1988), American Abstract Expressionist sculptor.

Elisabet Ney
A profile of Elisabet Ney (1833-1907), German-born American sculptor.

Georgia O'Keeffe
A profile of Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986), American painter.

Beatrix Potter
A Profile of Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), British author, botanical illustrator and painter.

Kay Sage
A profile of Kay Sage (1898-1963), American Surrealist painter.

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