Women Artists

Women Artists

Mela Muter – Accomplished Portraitist and Devoted Mother

Although in her day she was most famous for portraits of members of the Parisian Boheme, Mela Muter was deeply fascinated with capturing the...

Magda Michalska 26 April 2021

Women Artists

Paula Rego and Other Strong Women

A couple of years ago, I wrote a very short article about Paula Rego’s fairy tale-like works. Yet, only recently I found out that we were born...

Magda Michalska 8 April 2021

Women Artists

Elisabetta Sirani: The Glory of the Female Sex

Elisabetta Sirani (1638–1665) was born in Bologna, a progressive city with a liberal attitude towards educating women. She was a pioneering female...

Gokce Dyson 29 March 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Anne Vallayer-Coster, Still Life with Mackerel

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 28 March 2021

Women Artists

Charlotte Salomon: Theater of Life and Death

This is not a story with a happy ending. Or a happy beginning for that matter. It’s a story of suicides, sexual abuse, a mystery to solve and...

Magda Michalska 25 March 2021

Women Artists

Alice Neel: The Story of Defying Convention

Today, Alice Neel is considered the greatest portrait painter of the 20th century. As she usually painted her friends, family, neighbors, and people...

Gokce Dyson 24 March 2021

Women Artists

From Love to Art: Anna Hyatt Huntington, an American Sculptor

A pioneering female sculptor of the 20th century, Anna Hyatt Huntington created artworks that are still visible all over New York City. Here are some...

Alexandra Kiely 23 March 2021

Women Artists

Pan Yuliang: The Queen of Self-Portraits

Pan Yuliang’s works are a celebration of her Chinese heritage and feminine selfhood. Born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province as Chen Xiuqing Pan...

Anuradha Sroha 20 March 2021

Women Artists

Restoring Women in Art History – Advancing Women Artists Retrospective

Late last year, Advancing Women Artists (AWA) announced that its activities will come to an end in June 2021. For over a decade, this Florence,...

Alexandra Kiely 19 March 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Painting of the Week: Georgia O’Keeffe, Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV

Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the greatest female artists of the early 20th century. She could also be considered the mother of American Modernism.

James W Singer 14 March 2021

Lace on the Wall – NeSpoon’s Street Art

NeSpoon is a street artist who combines ceramics, lace, and graffiti in her work. She travels the world and decorates old buildings or run-down...

Magda Michalska 13 March 2021

Long Read

5 Women Artists Whose Works Were Misattributed to Men

Why have there been no great women artists? It continues to be a question that pops up all too often. The response can be succinctly summarized like...

Anastasia Tsaleza 8 March 2021