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Women Artists Though The Ages


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History of woman in the art of painting during the last four centuries and a half with three hundred pictures.

Sparrow, W. S. (Ed.). (1905). Women painters of the world : from the time of caterina vigri, 1413-1463, to rosa bonheur and the present day (Ser. Art and life library). Hodder & Stoughton.

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Life and work of female artists. The series offers a comprehensive examination of women artists, beginning with the Renaissance and ending with the early twentieth century.

Hodgson, J., & Lee, D. (2014). The story of women and art. Athena.


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Fifty influential women artists from the Renaissance to the Post-Modern era details their vast contributions to the art world. From the Early Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi and the seventeenth-century illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian to Impressionists Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot, and to modern icons such as Frida Kahlo and Georgia O Keefe.  The most important female artists are profiled in this book in chronologically arranged double-page spreads. For each artist there is a timeline highlighting significant events in her life; a succinct biography and information outlining her accomplishments and influence; additional resources to further study of the artist and, best of all, brilliant full-color reproductions of the artists works. Clearly illustrates the remarkable artistic contributions of women throughout history.

Weidemann, C., Larass, P., Larass, P., Klier, M., & Klier, M. (2008). 50 Women artists you should know. Prestel.

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Includes 200 complete entries. Features the best known artists from the Middle Ages to the present, as well as significant but less well-known artists from all periods. There are 32 pages of illustrations of the artists' works.

Gaze, D. (2001). Concise dictionary of women artists. Fitzroy Dearborn.