25 Influential Women Artists of the 20th Century | Lifestyles
Ask anyone to name a famous artist and you’ll probably hear the same names repeated over and over again: Da Vinci, Picasso, Monet, Degas… the list goes on and on. What are you not likely to hear? A woman’s name.
This despite the fact that women make up more than 50% of visual artists currently working. As in every other field, there is a gender gap – and certainly a salary gap – in the world of fine art. Women do not receive the recognition that their work commands and often find their work relegated to backstage and secondary galleries rather than hung alongside the art of their male counterparts. Museums and art galleries have started to take notice of the problem, and many are actively working to correct it, but change doesn’t happen overnight. Many female artists are still unknown despite creating literal industry-changing masterpieces.
Stacker has compiled a list of 25 20th-century female artists you should know about. Using art encyclopedias and museum websites, he compiled a list of women who influenced the art world in many ways. From creating new styles, like abstract art, to inspiring political movements, like the black women’s movement, these powerful women are just as talented and important as the men they share gallery space with.
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