Friday, March 23, 2018

Women Artists - Off the Wall Friday

Window Sill, Lugano, Winifred Nicholson

Dressing Dolls, Cecelia Beaux
I love women artists!   Generally, I seem to relate better with their subject matter and usually am more moved on an emotional level.  Now don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with male artists.  Some of my best friends are male artists. (grin)  But I still find female artists more fascinating
since, for most of history, they were tasked with creating in  their art in a male dominated world.

So in honor of Women's History Month, I thought I would give you a  list of artists you might not have heard of  to start your own exploration of  the feminine side of the art world.

W- Winifred Nicholson (1893-1981): British Post-Impressionist painter  specializing in landscapes
E - Elizabeth Shippen Green (1871-1954):  American illustrator whose work was featured in children’s books, The Saturday Evening Post, and Harper’s Magazine. 

C - Cecelia Beaux (1855-1942): American painter, and acclaimed portrait artist
Urban Landscape, Olga Rozanova
A - Adelaide Labille Guiard (1749-1803)  French portrait painter and early feminist who to became an honored member of the French Royal Academy.
N - Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990): Indian modern artist who pioneered the abstract movement in her country

D - Dora Carrington (1893-1932): British painter  associated with the famed Bloomsbury Group
O - Olga  Rozanova (1886-1918): Innovator of the Russian avant-garde including Suprematism, Neo-Primitivism, and Cubo-Futurism.

I - Ilka Gedo (1921-1985): Holocaust-survivor and one of the most talented, but least known, Hungarian artists of the 20th century.
T - Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980): Polish-born painter, known as “the Grande Dame of Deco,”

Need More????

Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Mary Cassett, Harriet Powers, Geogia O'Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Caterina van Hemessen, Marianne North, Beatrix Potter, Sonia Delauney  .....

 So if they can do it ......So Can We!!  

So Who are Your Favorites????


quiltedfabricart said...

Speaking of women artists, have you read the historfiction book by Barbara Shapiro - the muralist? While the main character (a woman named alyeese Benoit) is fictional the rest of the cast of characters were real. I remember you recommended Shapiro,s the art forger and I enjoyed that one as well.

Marianne said...

Très belle liste , un plaisir de découvrir toutes ces dames

Turtlemoonimpressions said...

Great post Nina! One of my faves is Mary Fedden.

Vera Holmgren said...

I'm a great admire of Sonia Delaunay, I saw many of her works in Copenhagen (Louisiana) some years ago. But I will also give you a link to Sigrid Hjertén, a Swedish artist now to be seen in Stockholm

and Helene Schjerfbeck from Finland