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Women artists


583 People in group

May Morris

May Morris

1862-1938
Designer and craftswoman; daughter of William Morris
Sitter in 60 portraits | Artist associated with 1 portrait
Marie-Louise von Motesiczky

Marie-Louise von Motesiczky

1906-1996
Artist
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 2 portraits
Ishbel Myerscough

Ishbel Myerscough

1968-
Artist
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist of 9 portraits
Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson

1900-1988
Sculptor
Sitter in 6 portraits
Winifred Nicholson

Winifred Nicholson

1893-1981
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe

1887-1986
Artist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono

1933-
Artist; second wife of John Lennon
Sitter in 14 portraits
Amelia Opie

Amelia Opie

1769-1853
Novelist and poet; second wife of John Opie
Sitter in 8 portraits | Artist associated with 1 portrait
Sylvia Pankhurst

Sylvia Pankhurst

1882-1960
Militant suffragette; daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst
Sitter in 19 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Nicky Philipps

1964-
Artist
Artist of 2 portraits
Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath

1932-1963
Poet and writer
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Thea Porter

Thea Porter

1927-2000
Artist, fashion designer and retailer
Sitter associated with 2 portraits
Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter

1866-1943
Children's writer and book illustrator
Sitter in 6 portraits
Dod Procter

Dod Procter

1890-1972
Painter; wife of Ernest Procter
Sitter in 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Gwen Raverat

1885-1957
Artist; wood engraver
Artist of 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Isabel Rawsthorne (née Nicholas)

1912-1992
Designer, painter and model; former wife of Sefton Delmer, and later wife of Constant Lambert and Alan Rawsthorne
Artist of 1 portrait
Paula Rego

Paula Rego

1935-
Artist
Sitter in 3 portraits | Artist of 2 portraits
Dame Lucie Rie

Dame Lucie Rie

1902-1995
Potter
Sitter in 3 portraits
Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley

1931-
Artist
Sitter in 18 portraits
Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland

Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland

1856-1937
Artist; wife of 8th Duke of Rutland
Sitter in 12 portraits | Artist associated with 71 portraits