Famous Female Painters in History
There are many female painters throughout history who have created artwork that is still just as relevant, if not more, in today’s society. These women have paved the way for new artists and inspire millions of individuals across the globe.
Here are just a few of those women:
Angelica Kauffman was a Swiss painter who had a very successful career in the times of male domination in the art industry. She was born in 1741 and passed away in 1807. Due to her success, her art studio had become a must-see stop on the Grand Tour which is an educational trip for the rich. She also received commissions from Europe and helped found London’s Royal Academy of Art.
One of the most iconic painters in history, Frida Kahlo, was a Mexican painter whose work is still extremely loved around the world today. Frida was born in 1907 and passed away in 1954. She often created self-portraits that depict some of her more painful experiences during her lifetime. After a majorly successful career, Frida received the National Prize of Arts and Sciences from the Mexican Ministry of Public Education.
The next iconic female painter is an artist who we spoke about in a recent blog, and that is Georgia O’Keefe. Georgia was born in 1887 and passed away in 1986. Known as the mother of American modernism, Georgia showed the world her unique abstract work and became famous for her skyscrapers and enlarged flowers. In 1977, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her revolutionary style, and just over a decade after her death, a museum named the Georgia O’Keefe Museum was opened in New Mexico where she had spent the majority of her career.
Helen Frankenthaler was an American painter who was another painter who changed the world with her revolutionary abstract style of art. Helen invented the famous ‘Soak Stain Technique’. This technique involves pouring paint onto a fresh plain canvas and allowing the paint to flow and soak into the canvas without using any other tools. She continued to create her work until she passed away in 2011.
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