Painter Cecilia Beaux (May 1, 1855-September 17, 1942) “successfully negotiated the gender separatism of the late nineteenth century while she gained international renown, allowing her to become the first full-time woman instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.”
Biography on the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia:
Mother and Daughter by Cecilia Beaux
1898 / Oil on canvas / 83″x44″ / Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Cecilia Beaux on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/cecilia-beaux/
Na Hye-Sok (April 28, 1896-December 10, 1948) was a pioneering Korean feminist poet, writer, painter, educator, and journalist. She is considered the first professional female painter in Korea.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na_Hye-sok
Peonies at Hwaryeongjeon by Na Hye-sok
1935 / Oil / 13-2/5″x9-2/5″ / Ho-Am Art Museum, per Google
Na Hye-Sok on Google Arts and Culture: https://artsandculture.google.com/entity/na-hye-sok/m0gh6wpn
Poetry as translated by Tanya Ko Hong
Emma Fordyce MacRae (April 27, 1887-August 6, 1974) was an American representational painter. She was a member of the Philadelphia Ten, a group of women artists who worked and exhibited together.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Fordyce_MacRae
Women Alone by Emma Fordyce MacRae
Date? / Oil / 36”x32” / Private collection
https://emmafordycemacrae.com/_pdf/Emma_Fordyce_MacRae_Cat.pdf <–NOTE: opens a pdf file
Emma Fordyce MacRae on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/emma-fordyce-macrae/
Uemura Shōen (April 23, 1875-August 27, 1949) was born in Kyoto under the name Uemura Tsune. The first woman to receive the Order of Culture, she is best known for her works of bijinga (beauty portraits of women).
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uemura_Sh%C5%8Den
The Flowers of Life by Uemura Shoen
1899 / Pigment on silk; hanging scroll / 69″x39-3/4″ / Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, Japan
Uemura Shōen on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/shoen-uemura/
Dod Procter (April 21, 1890-July 31, 1972) was an English painter. Procter and her husband, also an artist, met while attending art school.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dod_Procter
Girl with a Parrot by Dod Procter
c.1925 / Oil on canvas / 52-3/4″x34-1/4″ / Private collection
Dod Procter on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/dod-procter/