March 30~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Chakaia Booker (Born 1953)
African-American sculptor best known for her work using tires as a medium
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/chakaia-booker

Urban Butterfly / 2001 / Rubber tires / 57”x53”

 

Kiki Smith (Born 1954)
German-born American artist’s work includes sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing, and textiles
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/kiki-smith

Lilith / 1994 / Bronze with glass eyes / 31 1/2”x27”x17 1/2”

March 28~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

 

Bridget Riley CH CBE (Born 1931)
British painter and designer central to the Op art movement of the 1960s
http://www.op-art.co.uk/bridget-riley/

Zephyr / 1976 / Acrylic on linen / 88”x42”

 

 

 

 

Eva Hesse (1936-1970)
German-born American sculptor who brought organic, emotional, and kinetic aspects to minimalism
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/eva-hesse

Untitled (Rope Piece) / 1969-70 / Latex, rope, string, and wire / Dimensions variable

March 25~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Agnes Martin (1912-2004)
Canadian-American artist, often described as Minimalist, considered herself an Abstract Expressionist
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/agnes-martin

Happy Holiday / 1999 / Acrylic paint and graphite on canvas / 60”x60”x1.5”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Méret Oppenheim (1913-1985)
German-born Swiss artist produced sculptures, paintings, photographs, drawings, and assemblages
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/meret-oppenheim

Wolke auf einem Schiff (Cloud on a Boat) / 1963 / Plaster and paint / 14 9/16”x13”x4 3/4”

March 24~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)
American painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet
https://www.dorotheatanning.org/dorothea-tanning

Musical Chairs / 1951 / Oil on canvas / 45 3/4”x35”

 

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010)
French-American artist best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art
http://www.theeastonfoundation.org/biography

Cell (Eyes and Mirrors) / 1989-93 / Steel, limestone and glass / approx.93”x83”x86”

March 19~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Evelyn Beatrice Longman Batchelder (1874-1954)
First woman sculptor to be elected a full member of the National Academy of Design
http://cwhf.org/inductees/arts-humanities/evelyn-longman-batchelder

Industry (aka The Craftsman) / 1931 / Bronze / A.I. Prince Technical HS, Hartford, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Violet Oakley (1874-1961)
First American woman to receive a public mural commission
https://hyperallergic.com/405626/a-grand-vision-violet-oakley-and-the-american-renaissance-woodmere-museum-2017/

Mrs. Charles Stewart Wurts IV / 1946 / Charcoal, sanguine, & white chalk on gray paper / 24 3/8”x18 3/8″

March 15~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Mary Nimmo Moran (1842-1889), Nineteenth century landscape artist specializing in etchings
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/mary-nimmo-moran

Under the Oaks-Georgica Pond / 1887 / Etching on parchment paper / 25 5/8”x37 1/2”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vinnie Ream (1847-1914)
Sculptor best remembered for sculpture of Abraham Lincoln in the Capitol rotunda
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Vinnie-Ream

Statue of Abraham Lincoln / 1871 / Carrara marble / 83”x29 3/4”x29”

March 14~ Women’s History Month in visual arts


Katsushika Oi (c.1800-c.1866)

Daughter of ukiyo-e artist Hokusai and one of the few female artists of the Edo period
https://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Katsushika_Oi

Three Women Playing Musical Instruments / Edo period / Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk / 18 5/16”x26 9/16”

 

Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908)
The foremost American female sculptor of the 19th century
http://www.civilwarwomenblog.com/harriet-hosmer/

Puck / modeled 1854, carved 1856 / Marble / 30 1/2”x16 5/8”x19 5/8”

February 28~ African-American visual artists

Amy Sherald (Born 1973)
African-American painter known for her life-size portraits of Black Americans
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/amy-sherald

The Rabbit in the Hat / 2009 / Oil on canvas / 54”x43”

 

 

Kehinde Wiley (Born 1977)
African-American artist who quotes historical images in a modern context
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Kehinde-Wiley

Shantavia Beale II / 2012 / Oil on canvas / 60”x48”

February 25~ African-American visual artists

Terry Adkins (1953-2014)
African-American artist known for his fusion of sculpture, performance, and music
https://www.levygorvy.com/artist/terry-adkins/

Matinée (Installation view) / 2007-2013 / Bronze, steel, hangers, burnt cork / 74”x62”

 

 

Marilyn Nance (Born 1953)
African-American new media artist, photographer and storyteller
https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/coll/womphotoj/nanceessay.html

Three Placards, New York City / 1986 / Gelatin silver print / 5 7/8”x8 3/4”

 

Elizabeth Catlett (April 15, 1915-April 2, 2012)

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Sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett used her art to advocate for social change in both the U.S. and her adopted country of Mexico for almost three-quarters of a century.
The granddaughter of former slaves, Catlett was raised in Washington, D.C. Her father died before she was born and her mother held several jobs to raise three children. Refused admission to Carnegie Institute of Technology because of her race, Catlett enrolled at Howard University, where her teachers included artist Catlett1Loïs Mailou Jones and philospher Alain Locke. She graduated with honors in 1935 and went on to earn the first the first M.F.A. in sculpture at the University of Iowa five years later.
Grant Wood, her painting teacher at Iowa, encouraged students to make art about what they knew best and to experiment with different mediums, inspiring Catlett to create lithographs, linoleum cuts, and sculpture in wood, stone, clay, and bronze. She drew subjects from African American and later Mexican life.
In 1946, a grant from the Rosenwald Foundation enabled Catlett to move to Mexico City with her husband, Catlett2printmaker Charles White. There she joined the Taller de Gráfica Popular, an influential and political group of printmakers. At the Taller, Catlett met the Mexican artist Francisco Mora, whom she married after divorcing White and with whom she had three sons.
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/elizabeth-catlett

 

Encyclopædia Britannica: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Elizabeth-Catlett
Contemporary Wing: http://contemporarywing.com/artists/elizabeth-catlett
NYT~”Elizabeth Catlett, Sculptor With Eye on Social Issues, Is Dead at 96″: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/04/arts/design/elizabeth-catlett-sculptor-with-eye-on-social-issues-dies-at-96.html