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Female Artists You Should Know About

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Susanna Majuri (b. 1978 Helsinki) is a Finnish fine art photographer. She graduated from the Turku Art Academy in 2004 and has an M.A. in photography from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki.





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Dorothea Margaret Tanning (August 25, 1910 – January 31, 2012) was an American painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet. Her early work was influenced by Surrealism.

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Winifred Margaret Knights (1899–1947) was a British painter. Amongst her most notable works are The Marriage at Cana produced for the British School at Rome, which is now in the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and her winning Rome Scholarship entry The Deluge which is now held by Tate Britain.[1] Knights’ style was much influenced by the Italian Quattrocento and she was one of several British artists who participated in a revival of religious imagery in the 1920s, while retaining some elements of a modernist style.

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Terese Nielsen (born March 11, 1966)[1] is a California-based freelance fantasy artist and illustrator.



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Katie Hoffman is a multimedia artist based in Denver, Colorado.

"People fall in love with her beautiful and dark, mythologically powered paintings; in a town with a vast range of styles, hers is truly unique.”- Susan Froyd

“If Smashing Pumpkin’s ‘Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness’ could dream at night, its visions would probably look a lot like Katie Hoffman’s paintings.” - -Gene Davis, The Denver Daily News, June 21, 2010

“Her intuitive paintings reflect ‘waking dreams’ — haunting, achingly familiar images evoking that which can be felt but never spoken. -Betsy Robinson, Spirituality & Health, March/April 2008

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Susan Seddon-Boulet is considered one of the founding members of the American Visionary Art Movement. Her magnificent works are widely held in collections around the world.

Susan Seddon-Boulet's art continues to exert a profound influence on the lives that it touches. Anais Nin wrote:

"These figures are out of our dreams, those which flee from us upon awakening, those which are dispersed like dew at dawn, those which fall apart between our fingers like dust-roses.

Susan has a more muted step, or perhaps she is invisible...more soft-voiced, soft-gestured, as the images do not escape from her. She can return from her voyages with intact descriptions...from places never visited by us but which we remember."

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Beryl Cook, OBE (10 September 1926 – 28 May 2008) was an English artist best known for her original and instantly recognisable paintings. Often comical, her works pictured people whom she encountered in everyday life, including people enjoying themselves in pubs, girls shopping or out on a hen night, drag queen shows or a family picnicking by the seaside or abroad.[1] She had no formal training and did not take up painting until her thirties...Although widely popular and recognized as one of the most well-known contemporary British artists, Cook never enjoyed acceptance by the art establishment.



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Leonora Carrington OBE (6 April 1917 – 25 May 2011[1]) was an English-born Mexican artist, surrealist painter, and novelist. She lived most of her adult life in Mexico City, and was one of the last surviving participants in the Surrealist movement of the 1930s.[2] Leonora Carrington was also a founding member of the Women’s Liberation Movement in Mexico during the 1970s.

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Remedios Varo Uranga (16 December 1908 – 8 October 1963) was a Spanish-Mexican para-surrealist painter and anarchist.

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Fattah Hallah Abdel (Egyptian in origin) is a painter born and raised in Russia. Her bicultural upbringing is reflected in her work which is imbued with a unique blend of Russian and Egyptian temperaments and characters.



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Phoebe Anna Traquair (/trəˈkwɛər/; 24 May 1852 – 4 August 1936) was an Irish-born artist, who achieved international recognition for her role in the Arts and Crafts movement in Scotland, as an illustrator, painter and embroiderer. Her works included large-scale murals, embroidery, enamel jewellery and book illuminations. In 1920 she became the first woman elected to the Royal Scottish Academy.

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Anita Kreituse is a Latvian painter born in Riga, Latvia on 29 May 1954. Since Anita was a child she often felt the coexistence of simultaneous worlds at the same observation point. Worlds which are so difficult to describe. Worlds which do not compete for dominance but rather complement one another.



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Jung-Yeon Min is a Korean-born artist whose work lingers on a fine line between the grotesque and the beautiful, creating surreal landscapes. She now resides France.



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Haruyo Morita was born in Kita-Katsushika County, Saitama Prefecture in 1945.

From an early age her artistic talents were evident, and she came under the tutelage of Master Husuki. He introduced her to the classic narratives and pictorial compositions that have made Japanese images so popular both in Japan and in the West.



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Jenny Saville RA (born 7 May 1970) is a contemporary British painter associated with the Young British Artists.[1] She is known for her large-scale painted depictions of nude women. Saville works and lives in Oxford, England.

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Marianne Stokes (1855–1927), born Marianne Preindlsberger, was an Austrian painter. She settled in England after her marriage to Adrian Scott Stokes (1854–1935), the landscape painter, whom she had met in Pont-Aven. Stokes was considered one of the leading artists in Victorian England.



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Ai Shah was born and grew up in Yokohama, Japan. She started studying painting in 2005 after moving to Brisbane. The winner of the 2010 Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award, she is fast developing a reputation for her exceptional painting skill
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“When I paint, I find my everyday concerns fall away and I’m left with only the joy of colour and canvas.”



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Dame Paula Rego, DBE (born 26 January 1935), is a Portuguese-born visual artist who is particularly known for her paintings and prints based on storybooks.[1] Rego’s style has evolved from abstract towards representational, and she has favoured pastels over oils for much of her career. Her work often reflects feminism, coloured by folk-themes from her native Portugal.

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Suzanne Valadon (23 September 1865 – 7 April 1938) was a French painter and artists' model who was born Marie-Clémentine Valadon at Bessines-sur-Gartempe, Haute-Vienne, France. In 1894, Valadon became the first woman painter admitted to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. She was also the mother of painter Maurice Utrillo. The subjects of her drawings and paintings included mostly female nudes, female portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. She never attended the academy and was never confined within a tradition. Valadon spent nearly 40 years of her life as an artist.



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Victo Ngai (倪传婧/倪傳婧) is an illustrator and artist from Hong Kong. Victo was born in Hong Kong, in 1988. She is a graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design and her published work includes illustrations for Plansponsor magazine, AI5000 Electronic magazine, etc.





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No, there are a lot of good female artists out there; don't listen to the usual claptrap troublemakers like to spread. From what I've learned, they have made significant contributions to all sorts of styles such as Impressionism and Surrealism for example, they just never quite had a figure to spearhead a big movement in the same way say Picasso and Braque did for Cubism. But who knows, history has constantly been corrected and rewritten with plenty of missing jigsaw pieces still to be scoured. The Bayeux tapestry was said to be woven by a group of nuns but was later disputed. What they definitely lack though is the publicity accorded to their male counterparts, particularly when breaking into the mainstream. I think that word of mouth is a powerful way of spreading info and I hope mine could provide a leg up even if it's a mere drop in the ocean.

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Posted: 2 months ago at Apr 17 2:18
Thank you. :)

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