Women Artists

New book celebrates collector Eileen Harris Norton’s role in shaping Los Angeles's art scene

Norton, who is also the co-founder of the non-profit Art + Practice, has championed the work of women artists and artists of colour in the city

Women come to the fore at Untitled Art fair

An inclusive curatorial theme sees works by older female artists snapped up

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A new book paints a colourful picture of the little known Mary Wykeham—poet, Surrealist, war artist and nun

The British artist retreated from her remarkable career to embrace a religious life

Claudette Johnson: ‘I’m trying to introduce another gaze—a Black feminist gaze’

The artist discusses her Courtauld show and why Black men became subjects for her work

‘In some of the bubbles there was a face or the body of a woman trapped inside’: Valeria Napoleone on finding a connection with an artist's practice

The Italian collector, who helps fund the acquisition of women artists’ work by UK museums, likes to take her time when choosing what to buy

A brush with... Claudette Johnson

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Toni Morrison's writings to Picasso's Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David Clack
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How women played a bigger role in the Renaissance and beyond

Two exhibitions, in Boston and Baltimore, celebrate the overlooked women artists who were working in Europe from the 15th century onwards

Forthcoming New York exhibition on women artists will present Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg’s collection to the public for the first time

The couple have put together a major collection of 300 works by mostly modern and contemporary women artists

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First suppressed, then disregarded, Korea’s pioneering experimental women artists of the 1960s are finally taking centre stage

Recent exhibitions are shining a deserved light on a generation of artists who defied patriarchal norms to make their work

Female Land artists come out of the shadows at Dallas's Nasher Sculpture Center

The exhibition will shed new light on lesser-known, often ephemeral, works by women

Europe's 'first museum dedicated to art by women artists' to open in southern France

Former trader Christian Levett's rebranded institution will present works by Joan Mitchell, Howardena Pindell and Cecily Brown among others

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How Afghanistan’s art degrees are disappearing

The Taliban’s restrictions on women’s freedom, the absence of expertise and a collapsed economy are limiting opportunities in higher education

‘Like a striptease’: Gypsy Rose Lee’s legacy lives on as her works remain elusive

New York theatre producer attempts to collect works by women of a landmark 1943 exhibition

Woman's best friend too: Dublin show on trailblazing Renaissance painter Lavinia Fontana puts dogs centre stage

Numerous spaniels featured in the National Gallery of Ireland exhibition are likened to Paris Hilton's chihuahuas by show's curator

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From Morocco to Malaysia: new publication traces the US artist Betye Saar’s journeys of discovery

Richly produced book documents how the nonagenarian artist’s work has been informed by her decades of travel

‘Everything was taken from me’: how Lotte Laserstein’s paintbox saved her during Nazi-era exile

Largest exhibition of the German-born artist opens at the Moderna Museet in her adopted home of Sweden

How Lavinia Fontana went from ‘prospect’ to first professional woman artist

An exhibition of the 16th-century Italian painter at the National Gallery of Ireland tells the story of her unique circumstances and reveals the results of a recently restored work

Paula Rego’s monumental mural filled with famous female figures—and National Gallery staff—to go on show in London

Ten-metre long painting will be displayed alongside the 15th-century altarpiece that served as its inspiration

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Is Lithuania set to become the new centre of performance art?

The launch of the Vilnius Biennial of Performance Art builds on the Baltic country's success at the 2019 Venice Biennale, where its operatic art installation scooped the Golden Lion

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Russian empress Catherine the Great and her women artists: a complex tale of gender, art and patronage

Engaging, accessible and beautifully illustrated book provides a welcome and stimulating contribution to scholarship on 18th-century art

Women artists gain wall space at Tate Britain as museum rehangs collection

Popular galleries dedicated to Pre-Raphaelite artists and JMW Turner will also be rehung with new rooms dedicated to John Constable and William Blake

Afghan universities and art centres ban female students as Taliban clamps down

A future generation of artists could be lost as well as the livelihoods of their teachers

Surrealist collection with ‘pioneering’ interest in exiled and women artists heads to Christie’s

Paintings by Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington and Dorothea Tanning among the 25 works to be sold in London

Abstract Expressionism’s forgotten women and their international contemporaries emerge from the shadows

An ambitious exhibition at London’s Whitechapel Gallery will celebrate the female artists from around the world who, against the odds, helped redefine art in the post-war period

London exhibition remembers lost feminist pioneer Helen Chadwick

The artist, who tragically died aged 42, left a legacy of profound and often witty work

Black American women artists represent just 0.1% of auction sales, report shows

New data shows there has been little real progress in fighting sexism and racism between 2008 and 2022

The top art books of 2022—chosen by The Art Newspaper's books team

Struggling for Christmas gifts? Take a look at the publications we enjoyed over the past year—from an exploration of art and motherhood to an interrogation of the culture wars

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Fertile inspiration: how the humble egg has played an enduring role in women’s art

This except from Taschen's new book The Gourmand’s Egg: A Collection of Stories and Recipes shows how artists including Judy Chicago and Sarah Lucas have used egg imagery