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Women artists


583 People in group

Eileen Agar

Eileen Agar

1899-1991
Painter
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Peggy Angus

Peggy Angus

1904-1993
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Cassandra Austen

1773-1845
Artist
Artist associated with 4 portraits
Gillian Ayres

Gillian Ayres

1930-2018
Painter, mural artist and teacher
Sitter in 5 portraits
Enid Algerine Bagnold ('Lady Jones')

Enid Algerine Bagnold ('Lady Jones')

1889-1981
Novelist and playwright; wife of Sir Roderick Jones; daughter of Arthur Bagnold
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

1912-2004
Painter; founder member of the Penwith Society of Artists
Sitter in 1 portrait
Glenys Barton

Glenys Barton

1944-
Sculptor
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 3 portraits
Mary Beale

Mary Beale

1633-1699
Portrait painter
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist associated with 53 portraits
Vanessa Bell

Vanessa Bell

1879-1961
Painter; sister of Virginia Woolf
Sitter in 19 portraits | Artist associated with 14 portraits
Elizabeth Blackadder

Elizabeth Blackadder

1931-
Painter
Sitter in 2 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

1827-1891
Artist and women's rights activist; benefactor of Girton College, Cambridge
Sitter in 3 portraits
Rosa Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur

1822-1899
Painter and sculptor
Sitter in 7 portraits
Pauline Boty

Pauline Boty

1938-1966
Artist and actress
Sitter in 30 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett

1849-1924
Children's writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Dora Carrington

Dora Carrington

1893-1932
Artist
Sitter in 20 portraits | Artist associated with 10 portraits
Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington

1917-2011
Painter and writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Helen Chadwick

Helen Chadwick

1953-1996
Artist
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Prunella Clough

Prunella Clough

1919-1999
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ithell Colquhoun

Ithell Colquhoun

1906-1988
Painter and writer
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 4 portraits
Susie Cooper

Susie Cooper

1902-1995
Ceramic designer and factory owner; wife of Cecil Barker
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait