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Women artists


583 People in group

Frances Hodgkins

Frances Hodgkins

1869-1947
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Alison Jackson

Alison Jackson

1970-
Artist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Gwen John

Gwen John

1876-1939
Painter; sister of Augustus John
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Louise Jane Jopling (née Goode, later Rowe)

Louise Jane Jopling (née Goode, later Rowe)

1843-1933
Portrait painter
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Angelica Kauffmann

Angelica Kauffmann

1741-1807
Painter
Sitter in 9 portraits | Artist associated with 22 portraits
Judith Kerr

Judith Kerr

1923-2019
Writer and illustrator
Sitter in 2 portraits
Laura Knight

Laura Knight

1877-1970
Artist
Sitter in 33 portraits | Artist associated with 3 portraits
Winifred Knights

Winifred Knights

1899-1947
Painter
Sitter in 2 portraits
Marie Laurencin

Marie Laurencin

1883-1956
Painter, printmaker and stage designer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Hazel Lavery

Hazel Lavery

1880-1935
Socialite, actress and painter; former wife of Edward Trudeau, and later wife of Sir John Lavery
Sitter in 10 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Helen Lessore

Helen Lessore

1907-1994
Artist; founder of Beaux Arts Gallery
Sitter in 9 portraits
Mary Moser

Mary Moser

1744-1819
Artist; founding member of the Royal Academy
Sitter in 6 portraits
Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, Duchess of Argyll

Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, Duchess of Argyll

1848-1939
Artist, sculptor and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria
Sitter associated with 95 portraits | Artist associated with 1 portrait
Sarah Lucas

Sarah Lucas

1962-
Artist
Sitter in 15 portraits | Artist of 12 portraits
Linda McCartney

Linda McCartney

1941-1998
Photographer, artist, musician, businesswoman, cookery writer and animal rights activist; late wife of Sir Paul McCartney
Sitter in 9 portraits | Artist of 14 portraits
Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh

Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh

1864-1933
Artist; wife of Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Jennifer McRae

1959-
Artist
Artist of 3 portraits
Mary Adela Martin (née Balmford)

Mary Adela Martin (née Balmford)

1907-1969
Painter and sculptor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Lady Ottoline Morrell

Lady Ottoline Morrell

1873-1938
Patron of the arts; half-sister of 6th Duke of Portland; wife of Philip Edward Morrell
Sitter associated with 596 portraits | Artist associated with 1715 portraits
Margaret Morris

Margaret Morris

1891-1980
Dancer, teacher, choreographer and painter; wife of Scottish artist John Duncan Fergusson
Sitter in 23 portraits