Women in Art

500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Botticelli , Boltraffio, Albrecht Durer, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Messina, Perugino, Hans Memling, El Greco, Hans Holbein, Rokotov, Peter Paul Rubens, Gobert, Caspar Netscher, Pierre Mignard, Jean-Marc Nattier, Vigee-Le Brun, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Winterhalter, Tyranov, Borovikovsky, Venetsianov, Gros, Kiprensky, Amalie, Corot, Edouard Manet, Flatour, Ingres, Wontner, Bouguereau, Comerre, Leighton, Blaas, Renoir, Millias, Duveneck, Cassatt, Weir, Zorn, Mucha, Paul Gaugan, Henri Matisse, Picabia, Gustav Klimt, Hawkins, Magritte, Salvador Dali, Malevich, Merrild, Modigliani, Pablo Picasso

Turn up your speakers and listen to Bach’s Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 performed by Yo-Yo Ma

For a complete list of artists and paintings go to:

500 Years of Women in Western Art

3 thoughts on “Women in Art

  1. A friend shared this extra information yesterday:

    Hi Jeanne,

    Thanks for sharing the video Women in Art. I noted that most if not all of
    the artists save one, Mary Cassatt, are men.

    A few years ago I went to the National Museum of Women Artists in Washington
    D.C. It is the premier center for works by women artists and was spearheaded
    by Wilhelmina Holliday, a wealthy woman (and her husband) who collected
    works by women artists. An online article about her leads with

    “WILHELMINA HOLLIDAY, touring a museum in Vienna years ago with her husband,
    was taken with the work of Clara Peeters. Returning to the United States,
    she attempted to find out more about Peeters. What she found was not only
    that Peeters was absent from H. W. Janson’s ”History of Art,” but that no
    other woman artist was included either.”

    The amazing thing about this is that the Janson was a major art textbook in
    Universities throughout the English speaking world. It was only after the
    opening of the National Museum of Women Artists in 1987 that the next
    edition included women artists! ….even rather famous ones like Cassatt and
    Georgia O’Keefe!

    I loved the museum and have visited there several times since. There is a
    great archive in the research area of the online site that now has a
    database of hundreds of women artists with examples of their work provided.
    If any of my Looper friends find this a fascinating topic, you might also
    enjoy the following book:

    Women Artists, an Illustrated History by Nancy C. Heller. One of my favorite
    women artists discovered at the National Museum of Women Artists is Lilla
    Cabot Perry….a friend of Monet and other French Impressionists. There is a
    book on her life and work by Meredith Marrindale, assisted by Pamela Moffat
    called Lilla Cabot Perry, an American Impressionist.

    The recognition of women artists, composers, etc. is very exciting to me. If
    you share that passion, have fun accessing some of the sites above.


    Ginger Colla

    Rainbow Arts Studio

    Modesto, CA

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