American Women Artists

articles and essays about exhibitions concerning

groups of women artists


This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "American Women Artists." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to the articles and essays. The date at the end of each title is the date of publication in Resource Library.

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Articles and essays from Resource Library in chronological order:



Directory of Women Artists Active in Arizona Before 1945, directory by Lonnie Pierson Dunbier (February, 2016)

A Timeless Legacy - Women Artists of Glacier National Park (5/30/15)

The Colorful Worlds of Janet Turner and Norma Bassett Hall: Art from the Moffett Collection; essay by Cori Sherman North (5/12/15)

Beautiful Things: Still Life Paintings by American Women 1880-1940 (1/15/14)

Masters of Vermont: Five Women Artists; essay by Mickey Myers (5/30/13)

Arizona's Pioneering Women Artists (2/19/13)

Suspension of Disbelief: The fantasy Worlds of  Helen Greene Blumenschien, Barbara Harmon, Frieda Lawrence, Gisella Leoffler, Ila McAfee and Millicent Rogers (8/20/12)

Women's Work (6/12/12)

Skirting Convention: Illinois Women Artists 1840 to 1940; article by Channy Lyons (4/20/12)

Breaking Down Barriers: 300 Years of Women in Art (11/7/11)

Contemporary Women Artists; essay by Sherry Buckberrough (1/13/11)

Collecting Women Artists and How Women Have Shaped the New Britain Museum of American Art; essay by Douglas K. S. Hyland (1/11/11)

History of Women Artists in the United States: 19th Century to the 1960s; essay by Nancy Noble (1/13/11)

WomenArtists@NewBritainMuseum (1/13/11)

Women Only: Folk Art by Female Hands (8/2/10)

Superbly Independent: Early Western Landscapes by Annie Harmon, Mary DeNeale Morgan, and Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel (7/14/10)

Remember the Ladies: Women Artists of the Hudson River School (5/17/10)

Petticoats and Palettes:  Dress and Women Painters of the Hudson River School; essay by Olivia H. Good (5/17/10)



Surviving Hard Times: WPA Artists; essay by Sue Ann Robinson (11/10/09)

The Sellars Collection: Art by American Women; article by Jean Woods (9/28/09)

American Women at Work: Women Printmakers and the Federal Art Project; essay by Mary Francey (7/9/09)

Women Artists in Louisiana, 1825-1965: A Place of Their Own; article by Judith Bonner (6/1/09)

A Parallel Presence: National Association of Women Artists, 1889-2009 (5/6/09)

A Century of Arizona Women Artists; article by Carolyn C. Robbins (2/28/09)

Suffragettes, Free Spirits and Trendsetters: Women Sculptors in America; essay by Robin Salmon (2/25/09)

Early Nebraska Women Artists, 1880-1950; essay by Sharon L.Kennedy (1/16/09)

Indiana Women Artists: Then and Now; essay by Rachel Berenson Perry (7/7/08)

Georgia O'Keeffe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle (3/6/08)

Women Only! In Their Studios (3/3/08)

Western Women Artists: An Overview; text by Phil Kovinick and Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick (9/22/05)

American Women: A Selection from the National Portrait Gallery (1/28/05)



Creating History: Indiana's Historic Women Artists (11/26/04)

Women Artists of Santa Fe; essay by Michael R. Grauer (11/26/04)

Women: A Century of Art featuring Louise Nevelson: Selections from the Farnsworth Art Museum (6/14/04)

A Woman's Touch: Selected Women Artists in California (4/14/04)

Women Portray the West (1890-1940) (3/4/04)

Ten Vermont Women: Sculpture, Painting, Craft (6/25/03)

Almost Forgotten: Delaware Women Artists of the Early 20th Century (4/15/02)

Daring From Within: The Art of American Women from the Sellars Collection (9/17/01)

Women's Work: Early Wisconsin Women Artists (9/26/01)

Daring From Within: The Art of American Women from the Sellars Collection (9/17/01)

A Studio of Her Own: Boston Women Artists, 1870 - 1940 (2/16/01)



A Woman's View: Paintings by Women Artists (12/6/00)

In Celebration: A Century of Arizona Women Artists (12/4/00)

Feminine Visions: Women of the California School 1890-1930s (11/21/00)

Crafting Utopia, The Art of Shaker Women (10/22/00)

Legacy III: Contemporary Women Artists (7/20/00)

Imágenes e Historias/Images and Histories: Chicana Altar-Inspired Art (5/19/00)

Photographs and Prints by Women from the DIA's Collection (7/6/99)

Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African American Women Artists (6/8/99)

The Frye Art Museum Celebrates Contemporary and Historical Women Artists (3/17/99)

Bearing Witness: Contemporary Works by African American Women Artists (3/9/99)

Crossing Boundaries: Contemporary Art Quilts (11/6/98)

The Philadelphia Ten: A Women's Artist Group 1917-1945 (5/98)


Updated through 11/5/15


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