8 Amazing Women in Art

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Female artists have long been pioneers in the field, but their work is sometimes undervalued and overlooked. Take a look at eight of the greatest women artists. These women are proof that art knows no gender.

Georgia O’ Keeffe – the iconic American painter is known for her contributions in modern art.

Harriet Powers – a former slave, Powers became one of the best known African-American quilt makers.

Frida Kahlo – the Mexican painter is best known for her self-portraits and explored issues like identity, race, and gender in her work.

Beatrix Potter – the London-born writer and illustrator is best known for bringing ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’ to life.

Amrita Sher–Gil – an extraordinary painter, her depictions of the plight of women have inspired many subsequent generations of artists.

Yayoi Kusama – the avant-garde sculptor and painter won the Japanese National Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

Shirin Neshat – an Iranian-born visual artist who uses her work to explore the role of women in society.

Cindy Sherman – known primarily for her conceptual portraits, she is one of the most respected photographers of the 20th century. In 2011, her 1981 self-portrait sold for $3.9 million at Christie’s Auction House.

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