100 FEMALE ARTIST YOU MUST KNOW


    100 Female Artists You Must Know


    Delve into the artistic legacies of 100 pioneering female artists who have shaped the course of art history. From the Renaissance to contemporary digital art, these women have broken barriers, defied expectations, and created timeless masterpieces that continue to inspire and captivate audiences around the world.

    Sure, here is the list translated to English:

    1. Sofonisba Anguissola (1532-1625) - Renaissance - Italian painter, one of the first female artists to achieve international fame.
    2. Lavinia Fontana (1552-1614) - Renaissance - Italian painter known for her portraits and religious works.
    3. Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1656) - Baroque - Italian painter known for her powerful and emotional historical and biblical scenes.
    4. Judith Leyster (1609-1660) - Baroque - Dutch painter, member of the Haarlem Guild of St. Luke.
    5. Rachel Ruysch (1664-1750) - Baroque - Dutch painter specialized in flower still lifes.
    6. Rosalba Carriera (1675-1757) - Rococo - Italian miniaturist and pastel painter, famous throughout Europe.
    7. Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807) - Neoclassicism - Swiss painter, co-founder of the Royal Academy in London.
    8. Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842) - Rococo/Neoclassicism - French portrait painter known for her portraits of Marie Antoinette.
    9. Mary Moser (1744-1819) - Rococo - English painter and one of the first female members of the Royal Academy.
    10. Marie-Denise Villers (1774-1821) - Neoclassicism - French portrait painter known for her intimate portraits of women.
    11. Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) - Impressionism - French painter, one of the founders of the Impressionist movement.
    12. Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) - Impressionism - American painter and printmaker known for her images of women and children.
    13. Marie Bracquemond (1840-1916) - Impressionism - French painter and printmaker, often cited as one of the "three great ladies" of Impressionism.
    14. Louise Abbéma (1853-1927) - Impressionism - French painter known for her portraits and decorative paintings.
    15. Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946) - Realism/Modernism - Finnish painter known for her expressive portraits and self-portraits.
    16. Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) - Post-Impressionism - French painter, mother of painter Maurice Utrillo.
    17. Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876-1907) - Expressionism - German painter, one of the first female artists to paint nude self-portraits.
    18. Gabriele Münter (1877-1962) - Expressionism - German painter, a prominent member of the Der Blaue Reiter group.
    19. Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962) - Russian Avant-Garde - Russian painter, set designer, and writer known for her work in futurism and cubism.
    20. Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) - Orphism - Ukrainian-French painter known for her colorful abstract works and textile designs.
    21. Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) - American Modernism - American painter known for her flowers, cities, and New Mexico landscapes.
    22. Tarsila do Amaral (1886-1973) - Brazilian Modernism - Brazilian painter, a key figure in the modernist movement in Brazil.
    23. Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) - Art Deco - Polish painter known for her glamorous and polished portraits.
    24. Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) - Surrealism/Mexican Folklore - Mexican painter known for her self-portraits and depiction of Mexican culture.
    25. Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012) - Surrealism - American painter, sculptor, and writer known for her dreamy and surreal works.
    26. Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) - Surrealism - English painter and writer known for her imaginative and mysterious artworks.
    27. Kay Sage (1898-1963) - Surrealism - American painter known for her dreamlike and ominous landscapes.
    28. Remedios Varo (1908-1963) - Surrealism - Spanish painter known for her dreamy and magical paintings.
    29. Mimi Parent (1924-2005) - Surrealism - Canadian painter and sculptor known for her surreal assemblages and paintings.
    30. Lee Krasner (1908-1984) - Abstract Expressionism - American painter, one of the few women in the abstract expressionist movement.
    31. Elaine de Kooning (1918-1989) - Abstract Expressionism - American painter, critic, and writer known for her portraits and abstract works.
    32. Joan Mitchell (1925-1992) - Abstract Expressionism - American painter known for her large, colorful canvases.
    33. Jay DeFeo (1929-1989) - Abstract Expressionism - American painter known for her monumental painting "The Rose."
    34. Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011) - Color Field Painting - American painter, pioneer of the Color Field painting technique.
    35. Alma Thomas (1891-1978) - Color Field Painting - American painter known for her vibrant abstract paintings.
    36. Agnes Martin (1912-2004) - Minimalism - American painter known for her abstract works and subtle geometric patterns.
    37. Marcia Hafif (1929-2018) - Minimalism - American painter known for her monochrome paintings.
    38. Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) - Abstract - British sculptor and painter, a pioneer in abstract art in the United Kingdom.
    39. Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) - Abstract - Swedish painter, a pioneer in abstract art.
    40. Carmen Herrera (1915-2022) - Abstract - Cuban painter known for her sleek geometric abstractions.
    41. Luchita Hurtado (1920-2020) - Surrealism/Abstract - Venezuelan painter known for her works exploring nature and the female body.
    42. Marlene Dumas (1953-) - Contemporary Art - South African painter known for her expressive portraits and socio-political themes.
    43. Eva Hesse (1936-1970) - Postminimalism - German-American painter and sculptor known for her works with unconventional materials.
    44. Lee Bontecou (1931-) - Postminimalism - American painter and sculptor known for her unique sculptures and paintings.
    45. Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) - Nouveau Réalisme - French painter and sculptor known for her colorful sculptures and installations.
    46. Lygia Clark (1920-1988) - Neo-Concretism - Brazilian painter and sculptor known for her interactive and participatory artworks.
    47. Shirin Neshat (1957-) - Photography/Video Art - Iranian artist known for her photographic and video installations exploring themes of gender and Islamic culture.
    48. Tracey Emin (1963-) - YBA/Conceptual Art - British artist known for her autobiographical and controversial works.
    49. Sarah Lucas (1962-) - YBA/Conceptual Art - British artist known for her provocative sculptures and installations.
    50. Sophie Calle (1953-) - Conceptual Art - French artist known for her works exploring personal and social themes.
    51. Jenny Holzer (1950-) - Conceptual Art - American artist known for her text-based installations and works.
    52. Barbara Kruger (1945-) - Conceptual Art - American artist known for her photographic and textual works exploring power structures.
    53. Adrian Piper (1948-) - Conceptual Art - American artist and philosopher known for her works exploring identity, racism, and feminism.
    54. Lorna Simpson (1960-) - Conceptual Art - American photographer and multimedia artist known for her work exploring identity, gender, and race.
    55. Ana Lupas  - Conceptual Art - Romanian artist known for her works often combining traditional and contemporary elements.
    56. Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930-2017) - Textile Art/Sculpture - Polish artist known for her monumental textile installations and sculptures.
    57. Pipilotti Rist (1962-) - Video Art - Swiss artist known for her colorful and dreamy video works.
    58. Hito Steyerl (1966-) - Video Art/Installation Art - German artist known for her works exploring technology and society.
    59. Joan Jonas (1936-) - Performance Art/Video Art - American artist, a pioneer in video and performance art.
    60. Yoko Ono (1933-) - Fluxus/Performance Art - Japanese artist known for her performance and conceptual artworks.
    61. Marina Abramović (1946-) - Performance Art - Serbian artist known for her long-duration and intense performances.
    62. Ana Mendieta (1948-1985) - Performance Art/Land Art - Cuban artist known for her works exploring identity and the female body.
    63. Faith Ringgold (1930-) - African-American Art - American painter known for her narrative quilts and paintings.
    64. Betty Saar (1926-) - Assemblage Art - American artist known for her powerful and politically charged assemblages.
    65. Tina Modotti (1896-1942) - Photography - Italian photographer and activist known for her socially engaged photography in Mexico.
    66. Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) - Photography - American photographer known for her powerful images of the Great Depression.
    67. Cindy Sherman (1954-) - Photography - American photographer known for her self-portraits in which she assumes different characters.
    68. Nan Goldin (1953-) - Photography - American photographer known for her intimate and raw images of the LGBTQ+ community and nightlife.
    69. Shara Hughes (1981-) - Contemporary Art - American painter known for her colorful and surreal landscapes.
    70. Julie Curtiss (1982-) - Contemporary Art - French painter known for her meticulous and mysterious paintings exploring femininity.
    71. Katherine Bernhardt (1975-) - Contemporary Art - American painter known for her vibrant and playful paintings featuring everyday objects.
    72. Mickalene Thomas (1971-) - Contemporary Art - American painter known for her paintings celebrating strong women and African-American culture.
    73. Wangechi Mutu (1972-) - Mixed Media - Kenyan painter and sculptor known for her work exploring femininity and post-colonialism.
    74. Tschabalala Self (1990-) - Contemporary Art - American painter known for her colorful and expressive paintings of black bodies.
    75. Cecily Brown (1969-) - Abstract Expressionism - British painter known for her dynamic, abstract paintings.
    76. Dana Schutz (1976-) - Contemporary Art - American painter known for her expressive and often provocative paintings.
    77. Hajra Waheed (1980-) - Mixed Media - Canadian artist known for her work weaving politics, history, and personal stories.
    78. Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (1977-) - Contemporary Art - British painter known for her fictional portraits of African people.
    79. Njideka Akunyili Crosby (1983-) - Contemporary Art - Nigerian painter known for her blend of Nigerian and Western influences.
    80. Julie Mehretu (1970-) - Abstraction - Ethiopian-American painter known for her large-scale abstract paintings.
    81. Lubaina Himid (1954-) - British Contemporary Art - British-Zanzibari painter known for her works exploring the African diaspora and colonialism.
    82. Amy Sherald (1973-) - Contemporary Art - American painter known for her portraits of African-Americans in bold, symbolic colors.
    83. Jordan Casteel (1989-) - Contemporary Art - American painter known for her vibrant and intimate portraits of black communities.
    84. Christina Quarles (1985-) - Contemporary Art - American painter known for her abstract figures exploring identity and corporeality.
    85. Nina Chanel Abney (1982-) - Contemporary Art - American painter known for her colorful and graphic paintings tackling contemporary social issues.
    86. Maya Hayuk (1969-) - Contemporary Art - American painter known for her large-scale, geometric murals.
    87. Jacqueline de Jong (1939-) - Situationism - Dutch artist known for her participation in the Situationist International.
    88. Swoon (Caledonia Curry) (1977-) - Street Art - American artist known for her life-sized paste-ups and installations.
    89. Judy Chicago (1939-) - Feminist Art - American artist known for her installation "The Dinner Party."
    90. Adriana Varejão (1964-) - Brazilian Contemporary Art - Brazilian painter known for her works exploring colonialism and culture.
    91. Beatriz Milhazes (1960-) - Brazilian Contemporary Art - Brazilian painter known for her colorful abstract works.
    92. Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) - Surrealism/Modernism - French-American sculptor and painter known for her large sculptures and installations.
    93. Rachel Whiteread (1963-) - Installation Art - British sculptor known for her large, architectural casts.
    94. Mona Hatoum (1952-) - Installation Art - Palestinian-British artist known for her powerful installations exploring themes of conflict and exile.
    95. Joan Jonas (1936-) - Performance Art/Video Art - American artist, a pioneer in video and performance art.
    96. Pipilotti Rist (1962-) - Video Art - Swiss artist known for her colorful and dreamy video works.
    97. Hito Steyerl (1966-) - Video Art/Installation Art - German artist known for her works exploring technology and society.
    98. Sougwen Chung (1985-) - Digital Art/AI - Chinese-Canadian artist known for her collaboration with robots to create hybrid artworks.
    99. Anna Ridler (1985-) - Digital Art/AI - British artist known for her work with machine learning and AI.
    100. Sofia Crespo (1990-) - Digital Art/AI - Argentine artist known for her work using artificial intelligence to explore the beauty and diversity of natural life.