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:
Dame Laura Knight
Dame Barbara Hepworth
Tamara de Lempicka