Famous women artists, females in art, feminist art theory

Famous women artists, women in art; feminist art, females in art history, women’s art organizations; a guide to websites

See also: Famous female artists, an alphabetical list


American women artists *

Intimate Circles: American Women in the Arts
Beinecke Library

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. (all nationalities).

San Francisco Women Artists
San Francisco Women Artists is a non-profit organization dedicated to the furtherance of women in the visual fine arts.

Arab women artists *

Arab women artists.
Contemporary artists. An online gallery. Increasing public awareness of the works of Arab artists and revealing the myriad variations within contemporary Arab art, including traditional geometric imagery with conceptual video work.

Arab Women Artists, Facebook pages

The Women of the Arab Art World. ARTnews

Arab women artists seek “revolutionary” change.
The Asian

Arab women artists. Wikipedia entries.

Saudi Aramco World: Reflections in Women’s Eyes

Artist directories, archives, online galleries and museums *

Australian Women’s Art Register
An archive documenting Australian women artists and their works, including crafts, photography, writing, and installation art from the Victorian period to the present time.

Contemporary women artists.
Art museums with artworks by women artists.

Mark Harden’s Artchive of Women Artists

New Hall Art Collection, U.K
New Hall’s unique Art Collection now contains nearly 350 contemporary works by women artists.

Sculptors. A list of female sculptors, from Wikipedia.

Twentieth-century women artists.
A list from Wikipedia.

Women in Photography Archive
Works by women photographers extracted from an archive of 150,000 vintage photographs assembled by Peter E. Palmquist between 1971 and the early 1990s.

Women Artists
Self-portraits and representations of womanhood from the medieval period to the present.

Women in the Arts
The purpose of Women In the Arts, Inc. (WIA) is to produce and sponsor programs that promote and affirm the creative talents and technical skills of women in the visual, performing, and fine arts.

An archive of works by women artists in the US, from 1945.

Varo Registry of Women Artists
The Varo Registry is an electronic registry of artwork by contemporary international women artists.

Wikipedia entry on women artists.

Women artists:
Self Portraits and Representations of Womanhood from the Medieval Period to the Present.

Women artists. Works shown in art museums.
Women artists from the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classical, Romantic, Modern and Contemporary periods. An extensive, chronological listing of online images from  Artcyclopedia.

Art history; women artists *

See also: Women artists, a guide to websites.

Invisible women artists from Florence. Wikipedia entries.

Women Artists in History
Showcases the work of women artists down through the centuries.

Women artists.
Works by female artists shown in art museums – from the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classical, Romantic, Modern and Contemporary periods. An extensive, chronological listing of online images from Artcyclopedia.

Women Artists: Self-Portraits and Representations of Womenhood
from the Medieval period to the present.

Women artists throughout history

Women in the Visual Arts
Essays and biographies. Oxford Online, Grove Art

Depiction of women artists in art history. Wikipedia

Art theorists *

Camille Paglia, Wikipedia entry.

Asian American Women Artists Association


Blogs *

Blogs about women artists.

Women Artists
WOMEN ARTISTS highlights both contemporary and historical female artists of all mediums, movements and genres.

Women Painting Women
Women Painting Women” explores how contemporary women painters are handling women as subjects. The blog was founded by artists Alia El-Bermani, Diane Feissel and Sadie Valeri.

Bourgeois, Louise

Louise Bourgeois
Wikipedia entry.

Louis Bourgeois.

Louis Bourgeois
Guggenheim Museum

Louise Bourgeois Online

Louise Bourgeois


Women’s Life and Art from Ancient Times to the Present. Extensive internet resources.


Feminist Aesthetics
Articles, resources, webpage links.

The Fund for Women Artists 


Guerilla Girls
A Women’s Group. Women’s Perspective on the History of Western Art. 


International Women’s Film Festival. Dortmund, Germany


Journals *

Woman’s Art Journal

Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

An international feminist art journal exploring feminist theory and contemporary women’s art practices.


Kauffman, Agelica *

Kauffmann, Angelica
Angelica Kauffman, neoclassical painter.

Angelica Kauffman.  National Museum of Women in the Arts

Angelica Kauffman. The Tate

Angelica Kauffman. Wikipedia



NAACP Image Awards

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

National Portrait Gallery, London
Mirror-Mirror: Self-portraits by women artists.

Nineteenth-Century women artists.
A web directory of work on display in art museums.


Photography.: The Women in Photography International Archive

Pop artists; women artists in the pop art movement *

Before the Rebellion, Playful Pop Art Novelty. The New York Times

Where are the Great Women Pop Artists? Art News

Pauline Boty: Pop Art and Women

Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968. The Brooklyn Museum


Renaissance and Baroque women painters. 
A web index from Artcyclopedia.


Sculptors. A list of female sculptors, from Wikipedia.

The Society of Women Artists, UK.


Twentieth-century women artists *

Twentieth-Century women artists, an index from Artcyclopedia.

Twentieth-century women artists.
A list from Wikipedia.


Varo Registry of Women Artists


Wikipedia entry on women artists.