March 29~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Judy Chicago (Born 1939)
American feminist artist, art educator, and writer known for large collaborative art installations
https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/chicago-judy

Female Rejection Drawing from the Rejection Quintet / 1974 / Colored pencil and graphite on paper / 40”x30”

 

Carrie Mae Weems (Born 1953)
African-American photographer, performance artist, activist, filmmaker, and videographer
http://carriemaeweems.net/bio.html

Untitled (Kitchen Table Series) / 1990 / Gelatin silver print / 27 1/4”x27”

March 26~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Leonora Carrington (1917-2011), British-born Mexican Surrealist painter, artist, and writer
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Leonora-Carrington

The Pomps of the Subsoil / 1947 / Oil on canvas / 23”x37”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clara Ledesma (1924-1999)
Dominican-born artist and gallery owner created paintings, watercolors, and drawings
https://dominicancult.blogspot.com/2013/07/clara-ledesma-dominican-artist.html

Mujer y pájaro rojo (Woman with the red bird) / 1982 / Oil on canvas / 18”x24″

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 23~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Lee Krasner (1908-1984), One of the first generation Abstract Expressionist painters
https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/krasner-lee

Gold or Silver / 1954 / Oil and paper collage on Masonite / 48”x61 3/4”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remedios Varo (1908-1963)
Spanish-Mexican painter known for her contributions to Surrealism and Symbolism
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Remedios-Varo

Modernidad (Modernity) / 1936 / Pencil, gouache and graphite on plywood / 31”x19”

March 22~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

 

Lee Miller (1907-1977)
American Fashion and fine art photographer, photojournalist, Surrealist artist, writer, and model
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/features/lee-miller

Women in fire masks, Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London / 1941 / American Vogue magazine

 

 

 

 

Dora Maar (1907-1997)
French Surrealist artist and photographer, painter, and poet
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Dora-Maar

Le Simulateur (The Simulator or The Pretender) / 1936 / Gelatin silver print / 11 1/2”x9”

March 21~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Kay Sage (1898-1963), Painter and poet; one of the most prominent women associated with Surrealism in the US
https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/sage-kay-1898-1963

Tomorrow is Never / 1955 / Oil on canvas / 37 7/8”x53 7/8”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

María Izquierdo (1902-1955), Painter and writer best known for paintings inspired by Mexican folklore and motifs
http://clara.nmwa.org/index.php?g=entity_detail_print&entity_id=3933

Horses Actors / 1940 / Gouache on paper / 16”x22 1/2”

March 18~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist
https://beatrixpottersociety.org.uk/about-beatrix/

Flammulina Velutipes, or Winter Mushrooms / 1892 / Watercolor / dimensions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Elizabeth Shippen Green (1871-1954)
American illustrator; first female staff member of Harper’s Weekly
https://americanillustration.org/project/elizabeth-shippen-green/

The Journey / Harper’s Monthly Magazine, December 1903 / Oil on canvas / 40”x28”

March 2~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Guan Daosheng [Kuan Tao-sheng] (1262–1319)
Chinese artist, poet, and the most famous female painter in Chinese history
https://www.encyclopedia.com/women/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/guan-daosheng-1262-1319

DETAIL: Bamboo Groves in Mist and Rain / 1308 (Yuan Dynasty) / Indian ink on paper / 9 1/8”x3′ 8 7/8″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine of Bologna (1413-1463)
Italian cloistered nun, artist, and patron saint of artists
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_of_Bologna

Virgin and Child / c.1440-14??

March 1~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

 

Illuminations in “Scivias” Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
German abbess, writer, composer, mystic, and perhaps artist; it is unclear how involved she was in the illustrations
https://www.wikiart.org/en/hildegard-of-bingen

Das Weltall (The Universe) / c.1165 / Manuscript illumination from “Scivias” by Hildegard of Bingen

 

 

 

 

 

Herrad von Landsberg (c.1130-1195)
Alsatian abbess, artist, author, poet, composer, and educator
https://www.wikiart.org/en/herrad-of-landsberg

Hell / c.1180 / Colored pen and ink drawing on paper, original no longer available

February 20~ African-American visual artists

Faith Ringgold (Born 1930), African-American visual artist, author, illustrator, and social activist
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/faith-ringgold

Tar Beach 2 / 1990 / Multicolored screenprint on silk, printed cotton, synthetic moire / 66”x67”

Sam Gilliam (Born 1933), Innovative African-American painter, part of the Washington Color School
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/sam-gilliam-1811

10/27/69 / 1969 / Synthetic polymer paint on canvas / 140”x185”x16″