Sunday, 15 January 2017

My Favourite Female Artists

Ask anyone that is not connected to art to name one female artist and there is a good chance that they will not be able to name one.  Ask any aspiring artist and they may be able to name two or three female artists. I suspect this is due to it being a male dominated career in the past along with the pre-eminent art critics and art dealers being male as well.  

Here is a list of my favourite ten female artists who span the last 150 years.   The list comprises of artists working in the fields of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Op Art, Precisionist, Dada, Post-Modernism and Contemporary Art. 

I invite you to find out more about these fantastic artists many of whom were pioneers of their time:

Bridget Riley

Mary Cassatt

Georgia O'Keeffe 

Dame Laura Knight

Hannah Hoch

Paula Rego

Dame Barbara Hepworth

Tamara de Lempicka

Berthe Morisot

Jenny Saville

Talking of Impressionist Art I will be teaching a four-week course called 'Impressionist Figures and Portraits' during March at Bembridge Village Hall.  Watch this space for further details or contact me via the blog form for further information.

Happy Painting!