"Loïs Mailou Jones painting in her Paris studio" (1905 - 1998, American artist who painted and influenced others during the Harlem Renaissance and beyond)

Loïs Mailou Jones painting in her Paris studio, 1937 or with kitten supervising from her shoulder (Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

"I try to paint the sound of the sea", Maggi Hambling. The World's 12 Most Important Female Painters on TheCultureTrip.com.

The World's 12 Most Important Women Painters

"I try to paint the sound of the sea", Maggi Hambling. The World's 12 Most Important Female Painters on…

Bouguereau. The famous academicist french painter  This is breathtaking. This is the painting I was always told I resemble.

NOT BOUGUEREAU - Aphrodite - William Adolphe Bouguereau (French painter, teacher, frescoist & draftsman) 1825 -

Gorgeous Selfie! Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (16 April 1755 – 30 March 1842) was a French painter, and is recognized as the most important female painter of the 18th century.

Self-portrait Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (Marie Élisabeth Louise; 16 April 1755 – 30 March was a French painter, and is recognized as the most important female painter of the century.

Anonymous, 15th century, female painter. Female Artist. Medieval. Artist Studio.

Unknown Artist from Giovanni Boccaccio De claris mulieribus, Anonymous French Translantio, Le livre de femmes nobles et renomees, France c 1440 British Library It's About Time: Women Artists & Authors

Serial Selfie! Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun  (16 April 1755 – 30 March 1842)  recognized as the most important female painter of the 18th century painted over 40 self portraits.

Auto-portrait de Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun April 1755 – 30 March recognized as the most important female painter of the century painted over 40 self portraits.

FEMALE PAINTER (15th century)    Livre que fist JEHAN BOCACE, de "Certalde, des Cleres et nobles femmes", lequel il envoya à Andrée des Alpes de Florence, contesse de Haulteville » (1401-1500), manuscrit français. Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Giovanni Boccaccio, (1313 -1375) est un écrivain italien.  Son œuvre en toscan, notamment son recueil de nouvelles le Décaméron, qui eut un énorme succès, le fait considérer comme l'un des créateurs de la littérature italienne en prose.

/Unknown Artist from Giovanni Boccaccio De claris mulieribus, Anonymous French Translantio, Le livre de femmes nobles et renomees, France c 1440 British Library Artiste préparant une fresque

"I try to paint the sound of the sea", Maggi Hambling. The World's 12 Most Important Female Painters on TheCultureTrip.com. (Image via curiouspeeps.net)

The World's 12 Most Important Women Painters

"I try to paint the sound of the sea", Maggi Hambling. The World's 12 Most Important Female Painters

Judith Leyster 1609-1660  Judith Leyster, Self Portrait, c. 1633 Judith Leyster is pretty awesome. Not only was she a female painter during a time period that didn’t favor women, she was the first ever female to become a master in a Dutch guild, an incredibly high honor. After studying with Frans Hals, Leyster created this painting, considered by many to be her masterpiece, possibly for entrance into a guild.

Artist: Judith Leyster Name: "Self-Portrait"/ Created: Type: Oil on canvas/ Period: Baroque

Group of female painters in Drawing class at Glasgow School of Art. Among them Ann Macbeth and Annie French

Group of female painters in Drawing class at Glasgow School of Art. Among them Ann Macbeth and Annie French. I love Annie French's work.

Famous Female Painters

Famous Female Painters

This list of famous female painters is ranked by their level of prominence, with photos when available. This greatest female painters list contains the most promine.

"I try to paint the sound of the sea", Maggi Hambling. The World's 12 Most Important Female Painters on TheCultureTrip.com. (Image via curiouspeeps.net)

The World's 12 Most Important Women Painters

"I try to paint the sound of the sea", Maggi Hambling. The World's 12 Most Important Female Painters on TheCultureTrip.com. (Image via curiouspeeps.net)

Rosa Bonheur (16 March 1822 – 25 May 1899) was a French animalière, realist artist, and sculptor. As a painter she became famous primarily for two chief works: Ploughing in the Nivernais, which depicts a team of oxen ploughing a field while attended by peasants set against a vast pastoral landscape; and, The Horse Fair.  Bonheur is widely considered to have been the most famous female painter of the nineteenth century.

Rosa Bonheur, born Marie-Rosalie Bonheur, March 1822 – 25 May was a French animalière, realist artist, and sculptor. Bonheur is widely considered to have been the most famous female painter of the nineteenth century.

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