Women Artists

Painting

Powerful Women in Paintings

The female form has been revered since time immemorial and women adorn artworks of all mediums portraying all imaginable aspects of femininity. These...

Maya M. Tola 15 January 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: A Gentleman’s Table by Claude Raguet Hirst

A Gentleman’s Table by Claude Raguet Hirst is a mysterious painting that echoes the realism of Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Henry Ossawa...

James W Singer 14 January 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Still Life with Mackerel by Anne Vallayer-Coster

Anne Vallayer-Coster was one of the foremost still-life painters in 18th-century France. She was enormously prolific and extremely popular. Her works...

James W Singer 14 January 2024

Camille Claudel, Art Institute of Chicago Interview

Camille Claudel at the Art Institute of Chicago – Last Chance to See

Camille Claudel’s tempestuous life story—her passionate love affair with her teacher, Auguste Rodin, and her forced confinement in a psychiatric...

Natalia Iacobelli 10 January 2024

Contemporary Art

Sarah Lucas in 5 Works: British Humor and Sexual Innuendos

With her daring and thought-provoking works, Sarah Lucas challenges social norms and perceptions of gender, sexuality, and identity, earning a...

Carlotta Mazzoli 10 January 2024

Sculpture

Niki de Saint Phalle – An Extraordinary Sculptress

Niki de Saint Phalle was a French-American artist and the only woman within the Nouveau Réalisme group that included Arman, Christo, Yves Klein,...

Magda Michalska 10 January 2024

Women Artists

Barbara Hepworth: Sculptor of Archaic Wonders

Barbara Hepworth’s 1973 bronze-cast sculpture Conversation with Magic Stones is mythic, mysterious, and interactive. Hepworth (1903–1975) was an...

Guest Profile 10 January 2024

Emmy Lou Packard and Frida Kahlo Women Artists

The Art and Activism of Emmy Lou Packard

You’ve heard of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, but what about the American artist who worked alongside them for much of their careers? Emmy Lou...

Natalia Iacobelli 8 January 2024

Ende, Prologue, On the Church, Gerona Beatus, Miniature, ca. 975 CE Women Artists

Ende: The First Documented Spanish Female Manuscript Illuminator

She is an enigma, an ancient, foggy artist from northern Spain in the Middle Ages. We learn nothing about Ende’s identity, life, or whether she...

Wen Gu 8 January 2024

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Breakfast of Birds by Gabriele Münter

Gabriele Münter (1877–1962) was a German Expressionist painter born in Berlin and most known for her landscapes and use of color. She developed a...

Heidi Werber 5 January 2024

Women Artists

Eva Fàbregas: Sculpting Boundaries and Sensations

Few artists engage with sculpture as intimately as Eva Fàbregas. Her creations not only challenge the conventional notions of the medium, but also...

Celia Leiva Otto 4 January 2024

Contemporary Art

Sonya Sklaroff’s Hidden New York

Sonya Sklaroff is a contemporary American painter and artist best known for her cityscapes of New York City. A professor at Parsons School of Design...

Caroline Galambosova 4 January 2024