Women Artists

Animals

Rosa Bonheur’s Magnificent Lions and the Portrait of Wildlife

Painting animals is part of a tradition in European art dating back to the 17th century when animal-specialized painters began contributing to...

Rute Ferreira 26 June 2024

Rosa Bonheur, The Horse Fair, 1852-1855, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA. Wikimedia Commons (public domain). Animals

Masterpiece Story: The Horse Fair by Rosa Bonheur

Today’s Masterpiece Story is that of The Horse Fair by French Realist painter Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899). The Horse Fair was the undisputed star of...

Alexandra Kiely 26 June 2024

Rosa Bonheur, Plowing in the Nivernais Artist Stories

The Radical and Rebellious Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur's vivid animal portraits made her one of France's richest 19th century artist. Her unconventional personal life is fascinating!

Candy Bedworth 26 June 2024

Rosa Bonheur, Sheep by the Sea, 1865 Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Sheep by the Sea by Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur was one of the most famous European artists of the 19th century, and she was definitely the most celebrated female artist of her time.

James W Singer 26 June 2024

Women Artists

Alma López: Crossing the Borders of Identity, Sexuality, and Religion

Alma López (born 1966) is a queer Chicana artist, social activist, and lecturer for Chicana/o Studies at the University of California. Her main...

Iolanda Munck 24 June 2024

Kitty Kielland, Summer Night, 1886, oil on canvas, Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo, Norway. Detail. Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Summer Night by Kitty Kielland

Kitty Kielland is one of the many talented female artists that have been erased from modern social consciousness. She was a brilliant painter of...

James W Singer 24 June 2024

Berthe Morisot, Summer's Day Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Summer’s Day by Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot was at the centre of Impressionism during the 1870s and 1880s and works like Summer’s Day seem utterly characteristic of the...

Catriona Miller 23 June 2024

Jacqueline Marval, Candeur d'enfant Women Artists

Jacqueline Marval: The Female Fauvist You’ve Never Heard Of

She was known as one of the greatest painters of her day and was a central figure of the Parisian art scene at the turn of the 20th century. She...

Natalia Iacobelli 20 June 2024

Women Artists

Minnie Pwerle: A Visionary Aboriginal Artist

Minnie Pwerle stands as a pivotal figure in the realm of contemporary art, leaving an enduring legacy through her vibrant and dynamic works. Her art...

Carlotta Mazzoli 20 June 2024

Artemisia Gentileschi conservation News

Long-Lost Artemisia Gentileschi Painting Emerges After Centuries in Storage

A painting by Artemisia Gentileschi has been re-discovered by curators at the Royal Collection Trust after being misattributed for almost two...

Natalia Iacobelli 18 June 2024

Katy Hessel, The Story of Art Without Men, Suzanne Valadon, The Blue Room, 1923, European Art

Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel

Throughout her inspiring life, Suzanne Valadon transitioned from an in-demand model to a successful artist. Along the way, she challenged societal...

Lauren Kraut 12 June 2024

Artist Stories

Suzanne Valadon: Artist (and Muse) of Montmartre

Suzanne Valadon began her artistic journey as a model, unable to afford professional painting classes. Observing and learning from the renowned...

Magda Michalska 12 June 2024