18 Female Artists Who Are Finally On Wikipedia

As part of an international initiative to improve coverage of women and the arts, over 100 artists biographies were updated or added to Wikipedia this week. Here’s a few of those women artists. posted on

1. Ethel Spowers

 

The Australian artist’s Wikipedia page says “Spowers had her first solo exhibit in Melbourne at age 30, showing fairy-tale illustrations.”

2. Pat Boas

American painter Pat Boas’ Wikipedia page says her “drawings, paintings, and other digital projects often explore topics surrounding the obliteration and confusion of meaning in language.”

3. Bonnie Branson

 

The late American painter and sculptor’s Wikipedia page says she was “one of Portland, Oregon’s most prominent artists during the 1970s–1980s.”

4. Elizabeth Eichhorn

The Argentine sculptor and draftsman’s Wikipedia page says “Her works depict humans in various forms and expressions, dealing with racial and social customs and messages.”

5. Sonia Ebling

 

The late Brazilian sculptor’s Wikipedia page says “Her work in cement includes the adding of oxide pigments and vegetable fibers, creating a durable and adaptable piece of art characterized as both a painting and a sculpture.”

6. Valerie Ganz

The Welsh artist’s Wikipedia page says she is “known for her paintings of South Wales coal miners.”

7. Maren Hassinger

 

The African-American artist’s Wikipedia page says “She is known for her sculpture and public art using natural and industrial materials.”

8. Magda Frank

The late Hungarian sculptor’s Wikipedia page says “Frank resettled in Argentina in 1995 and built the Magda Frank House Museum in the Saavedra barrio at Vedia 3546.”

9. Rita McKeough

 

The Canadian interdisciplinary artist’s Wikipedia page says “She was the winner of a 2009 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.”

10. Rachell Sumpter

The American artist’s Wikipedia page says “Sumpter has exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions at Richard Heller Gallery (L.A.), Hosfelt Gallery (N.Y.) and Motel (Portland).”

11. Daria Martin

 

The American artist and filmmaker’s Wikipedia page says Martin is “based in London since 2002” and that she works “primarily in 16mm film.”

12. Allyson Mitchell

The Toronto-based artist’s Wikipedia page says “Her practice melds feminism and pop culture to trouble contemporary representations of women, sexuality and the body largely through the use of reclaimed textile and abandoned craft.”

13. Felícia Leirner

Felícia Leirner

 

The Polish-born Brazilian sculptor’s Wikipedia page says “At the age of 44, she began studying sculpture with the photographer Victor Brecheret.”

14. Zarina Hasmi

The Indian artist’s Wikipedia page says she “produces work in a number of forms, primarily using paper.”

15. Joyce J. Scott

 

The African-American sculptor’s Wikipedia page says she “is known for works containing social commentary on ‘race, gender and violence’ and themes of spiritual healing.”

16. Frances Stark

Frances Stark’s Wikipedia page says she is an “interdisciplinary artist and writer, whose work centers around the use and meaning of language, and the translation of this process into the creative act.”

17. Gerardina Jacoba van de Sande Bakhuyzen

 

The 19th-century Dutch painter’s Wikipedia page says “She is known for still lifes, flowers, and fruit.”

18. Anne Walsh

Anne Walsh’s Wikipedia page says she is a “visual artist who works with video, performance, audio, photography and text.”

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