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Well-Known Women Artists

This list is of well-known women in all fields of art such as painting, sculpture, photography, crafts, and architecture.

Abakanowicz, Magdalena, 1930
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991
Albers, Anni, 1899-1994
Arbus, Diane, 1923-1971
Attie, Dotty, 1938
Aycock, Alice, 1946
Baca, Judith Francisca, 1946
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987
Bartlett, Jennifer, 1941
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942
Benglis, Linda, 1941
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988
Bontecou, Lee, 1931
Bouguereau, Elizabeth Jane Gardner, 1837-1922
Bourgeois, Louise, 1911, b. France
Bourke-White, Margaret, 1904-1971
Brown, Joan, 1938-1990
Brownscombe, Jennie Augusta, 1850-1936
Butterfield, Deborah, 1949
Butterworth, Elizabeth, 1949
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926
Catlett, Elizabeth, 1915
Chicago, Judy, 1939
Chryssa, 1933
Cordero, Helen, 1915-1994
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976
Dahl-Wolfe, Louise, 1895-1989
Daw, Leila, 1940
de Kooning, Elaine, 1920-1989
Duckworth, Ruth, 1919
Edelson, Mary Beth, 1934
Eiosenman, Nicole, 1963
Falkenstein, Claire, 1908
Fish, Janet, 1938
Flack, Audrey, 1931
Forrester, Patricia Tobacco, 1940
Frank, Mary, 1933
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928
Frey, Viola, 1933
Friedlander, Lee, 1934
Fuller, Meta Vaux Warrick, 1877-1968
Gillespie, Dorothy, 1920
Gilpin, Laura, 1891-1979
Goldin, Nan, 1953
Goodacre, Glenna, 1939
Graves, Nancy, 1940-1995
Hale, Ellen Day, 1855-1940
Hamilton, Ann, 1956
Hardin, Helen, 1943-1984
Hartigan, Grace, 1922
Hesse, Eva, 1936-1970, b. Germany
Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966
Holt, Nancy, 1938
Holzer, Jenny, 1950
Hosmer, Harriet, 1830-1908
Hu, Mary Lee, 1943
Huntington, Anna Hyatt, 1876-1973
Hurd, Henriette Wyeth, 1907-1997
Jacobi, Lotte, 1896-1990
Jaudon, Valeric, 1945
Jessup, Georgia Mills, 1926
Jones, Lois Mailou, 1905
Kasebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934
Kelly, Mary, 1941
Kent, Corita, 1918-1986
Kozloff, Joyce, 1942
Krasner, Lee, 1908-1984
Kruger, Barbara, 1945
Lange, Dorothea, 1895-1965
Lavenson, Alma, 1897-1989
Leibovitz, Annie, 1949
Levine, Sherrie, 1947
Levitt, Helen, 1918
Lewis, Edmonia, 1845-c. 1909
Lewis, Lucy, 1897-1992
Lewis, Samella, 1924
Lin, Maya, 1959
Linhares, Judith, 1940
Longman, Evelyn Beatrice, 1874-1954
Low, Mary F. MacMonnies, 1858-1946
Mangold, Sylvia Plimack, 1938
Marisol (Escobar), 1930, b. Colombia
Mark, Mary Ellen, 1940
Martin, Agnes, 1912
Martinez, Maria Montoya, 1887-1980
Matthiasdottir, Louisa, 1917
Mears, Helen Farnsworth, 1872-1916
Mitchell, Joan, 1926-1992
Morgan, Julia, 1872-1957
Moses, Anna Mary Robertson (Grandma), 1860-1961
Murphy, Catherine, 1946
Murray, Elizabeth, 1940
Natzier, Gertrud Amon, 1908-1971
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988
Nilsson, Gladys, 1940
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986
Peale, Anna Claypoole, 1791-1878
Peale, Sarah Miriam, 1800-1885
Pepper, Beverly, 1924
Perry, Lilla Cabot, 1848-1933
Pfaff, Judy, 1946
Pindell, Howardena, 1943
Pinney, Eunice, 1770-1849
Prophet, Nancy Elizabeth, 1890-1960
Ringgold, Faith, 1930
Rothenberg, Susan, 1945
Saar, Alison, 1956
Saar, Betye, 1926
Sauer, Jane, 1937
Savage, Augusta, 1892-1962
Schapiro, Miriam, 1923
Sherman, Cindy, 1954
Skoglund, Sandy, 1946
Sleigh, Sylvia, 1935
Smith, Jaune Quick-to-See, 1940
Smith, Kiki, 1954
Spencer, Lilly Martin, 1822-1902
Spero, Nancy, 1926
Stephens, Alice Barber, 1858-1932
Tafoya, Margaret, 1904
Tanning, Dorothea, 1913
Thomas, Alma, 1891-1978
Truitt, Anne, 1921
Van Ness, Beatrice Whitney, 1888-1981
von Wiegand, Charmion, 1900-1983
Vonnoh, Bessie Potter, 1872-1955
Walking Stick, Kay, 1935
Warashina, Patti, 1940
Weems, Katherine Lane, 1899-1990
Whitney, Anne, 1821-1915
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1877-1942
Wildenhain, Marguerite, 1896-1985
Wilke, Hannah, 1940-1993
Willson, Mary Ann, 1810-c. 1840
Wood, Beatrice, 1893
Wright, Patience Lovell, 1725-1786
Zorach, Marguerite Thompson, 1887-1968


Peeters, Clara, 1594-after 1657


Rockburne, Dorothea, 1934


Beauclerk, Diana, 1734-1808
Butler, Elizabeth Thompson, 1846-1933
Cameron, Julia Margaret, 1815-1879
Carrington, Leonora, 1917
Hepworth, Barbara, 1903-1975
John, Gwendolen, 1876-1939
Osborn, Emily, 1834-c. 1909
Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943
Riley, Bridget, 1931
Siddall, Elizabeth, 1829-1862
Whiteread, Rachel, 1963


Abbema, Louise, 1858-1927
Bashkirtseff, Marie, 1859-1884, b. Russia
Bonheur, Rosa, 1822-1899
Claudel, Camille, 1864-1943
Gerard, Marguerite, 1761-1837
Haudebourt-Lescot, Antoinette Cecile Hortense, 1784-1845
Labille-Guiard, Adelaide, 1749-1803
Laurencin, Marie, 1885-1956
Loir, Marie Anne, c. 1715-1769
Messager, Annette, 1943
Morisot, Berthe, 1841-1895
Navarre, Marie-Genevieve, 1737-1795
Saint-Phalle, Niki de, 1930
Valadon, Suzanne, 1865-1938
Vallayer-Coster, Ann, 1744-1818
Vigee-Lubrun, Marie Louise Elizabeth, 1755-1842


Hoch, Hannah, 1889-1978
Kollwitz, Kathe, 1867-1945
Merian, Maria Sibylla, 1647-1717
Modersohn-Becker, Paula, 1876-1907
Munter, Gabriele, 1877-1962
Stolzl, Gunta, 1897-1983
Van Schurman, Anna Maria, 1607-1678


Leyster, Judith, 1609-1660
Ruysch, Rachel, 1666-1750


Brooks, Romaine, 1894-1970
Anguisciola, Sofonisba, 1528-1625
Carriera, Rosalba, 1675-1752
Gentileschi, Artemisia, 1593-C.1652/3
Fontana, Lavinia, 1552-1614
Sirani, Elisabetta, 1638-1665


Kahlo, Frida. 1907-1954


Rego, Paula, 1935


Delaunay, Sonia Terk, 1885-1979
Exter, Alexandra, 1882-1949
Goncharova, Natalia, 1881-1962
Popova, Lyubov, 1889-1924
Stepanova, Varvara, 1894-1958


Blackadder, Elizabeth, 1931
Redpath, Anne, 1895-1965


Bailly, Alice, 1872-1938
Kauffman, Angelica, 1741-1807
Oppenheim, Meret, 1913-1985, b. Germany
Taeuber-Arp, Sophie, 1889-1943

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