Art 101

17 Women Artists Who Changed the World of Art

Many people can’t name five female artists, and we want to change that. Each year, we participate in the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ #5WomenArtists campaign to raise awareness of historic female masters, and to bring prominence to burgeoning masterful women artists today (many of whom have art on iCanvas).

We’ve created an infographic on 17 women artists who changed the art world, and an accompanying quiz to test your knowledge. Study up with our infographic below, then take our quiz Can You Name the Women who Created These Iconic Works of Art? When you’re done learn about some of the fantastic female masters on, and challenge your friends to see if they can name #5WomenArtists!

Sources: Catharina van Hemessen, Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Leyster, Louise Moillon (1, 2), Rachel Ruysch, Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun (1, 2), Angelica Kauffman and Mary Moser, Rosa Bonheur, Berthe Morisot (1, 2), Mary Cassatt, Gwen John (1, 2), Georgia O’Keeffe, Dorothea Lange, Frida Kahlo.

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