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Women artists


583 People in group

Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia Cosway (née Hadfield)

Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia Cosway (née Hadfield)

1760-1838
Miniature painter; pioneer of girls' education
Sitter associated with 7 portraits | Artist associated with 3 portraits
Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway)

Anne Seymour Damer (née Conway)

1749-1828
Sculptor
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist associated with 7 portraits
Clemence Dane

Clemence Dane

1888-1965
Novelist, playwright and artist
Sitter in 14 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits
Mary Delany (née Granville)

Mary Delany (née Granville)

1700-1788
Paper collage artist; memoir and letter writer
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist associated with 3 portraits
Evelyn De Morgan

Evelyn De Morgan

1855-1919
Painter; wife of William Frend De Morgan
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 1 portrait
Elizabeth Christiana Cavendish (née Hervey), Duchess of Devonshire

Elizabeth Christiana Cavendish (née Hervey), Duchess of Devonshire

1757-1824
Society hostess and patron of the arts
Sitter associated with 5 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Jessica Dismorr

Jessica Dismorr

1885-1939
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 1 portrait
Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin

1963-
Artist
Sitter in 12 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Elisabeth Frink

Elisabeth Frink

1930-1993
Sculptor and printmaker
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Anya Gallaccio

Anya Gallaccio

1963-
Artist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi

1590-1642
Painter
Sitter in 2 portraits
Gluck

Gluck

1895-1978
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Ruth Gollancz (née Lowy)

1892-1973
Artist; wife of Victor Gollancz
Artist of 1 portrait
Kate Greenaway

Kate Greenaway

1846-1901
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Maggi Hambling

Maggi Hambling

1945-
Painter
Sitter in 15 portraits | Artist of 8 portraits
Nina Hamnett

Nina Hamnett

1890-1956
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 2 portraits
Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum

1952-
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth

1903-1975
Sculptor; second wife of Ben Nicholson
Sitter in 29 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Gertrude Hermes

Gertrude Hermes

1901-1983
Artist
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 5 portraits
Susan Hiller

Susan Hiller

1940-
Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits