Self-portrait with Yellow Lilies, Natalia Goncharova
May 11, 2016

Self-portrait with Yellow Lilies, Natalia Goncharova

DETAIL: Natalia Goncharova (Russian; 1881–1962). Self-Portrait with Yellow Lilies, 1907–08. Oil on canvas; 30.5″ x 23″.The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Public Domain. Women Artists ABOUT THE ARTIST In 2007, a Christie’s Modern and Impressionist sale in London sold a painting by a female artist for the tidy sum of 4.9 million pounds ($9.8 million), and […]

Hiawatha’s Marriage, Edmonia Lewis
April 08, 2016

Hiawatha’s Marriage, Edmonia Lewis

DETAIL: Edmonia Lewis (American; 1844-1907). Hiawatha’s Marriage, 1868. Marble; 29.5″ x 13.125″ x 13.125″. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama. Gift of Ida Bell Young Art Acquisitions. Public domain. Women Artists ABOUT THE ARTIST The story of a female artist having to overcome cultural, societal and political odds to achieve commercial and critical success in a […]

Girl with Cat in the Birch Forest, Paula Modersohn-Becker
March 10, 2016

Girl with Cat in the Birch Forest, Paula Modersohn-Becker

DETAIL: Paula Modersohn-Becker (German; 1876–1907). Girl wth Cat in the Birch Forest, 1904/05. Oil on canvas; 37.8″ × 32″. Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen, Germany Women Artists ABOUT THE ARTIST In John Colapinto’s 2013 New Yorker article, German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker is described as “Modern Painting’s Missing Piece.” He goes on to write: “With her bold experiments in […]

Mère du Senegal, Loïs Mailou Jones
February 10, 2016

Mère du Senegal, Loïs Mailou Jones

DETAIL: Loïs Mailou Jones (American; 1905–1998). Mère du Senegal, 1985. Acrylic; 24″ x 36″. Courtesy of the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust. Women Artists ABOUT THE ARTIST In her 1989 Callaloo interview, Loïs Mailou Jones reflected on the seeds of a career that would span seven decades: “Well, I began with art at a very early […]