Wednesday Art: Mujeres pintoras/Women artists, Pt.2

(Ram’s Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills. Georgia O’Keeffe,, 1935)

A little information on each one of these artists (the photo montage video has the images of their work):

Georgia O’Keefe

Born on the 15th of November 1889 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States, died on the 6th of March 1986, at the age of 98, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States. Considered the mother of American modernism. In 1977 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1905 to 1906.

Themjiwe Niki Nkosi

Born in 1980 in New York to a South African father and a Greek-American mother. She moved to South Africa (1989). She holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is a multidisciplinary artist that focuses on people systems, their power and structures in society and architecture.

Rosa Bonheur

Born on the 16th of March 1822 in Bordeaux, Gironde, France. She had her first exhibition in Paris in 1841 when she was 19 years old. She is known for painting animals very realistically. She studied animal anatomy and dissected animals at the École nationale vétérinaire d’Alfort, the National Veterinary Institute in Paris. She was a superb realist artist highly recognised in England and the United States.

I hope you like this limited series, which will continue as long as I can find female artists that have been ignored or that have not been given the recognition they deserve. The images will be placed in short photo-montage videos with music by AJA (www.cdbaby.com/cd/aja).

THANKS!

8 comments

  1. cindy knoke · August 5

    Aren’t they stunningly talented!

  2. charlypriest · August 6

    They are all fascinating people but to comment on one is Rosa Bonheur, dissected animals …. holy shait with that one

    • Yeah, especially in those years! She was a pretty interesting character who lived her life according to her will, not to the mores of her time. And a great naturalist painter. Thanks Charlie, and all the best!

  3. Rebecca Cuningham · August 7

    I hadn’t realized Georgia O’Keefe grew up in our sister city here. Sun Prairie is 10 minutes from Madison! An artist I think would be a great addition to your list is Elisabet Ney. http://www.austinmuseums.org/amp_profiles/the-elisabet-ney-museum/ My husband took me to her former home in Austin on our first date! Take care, Rebecca

    • Elisabet Ney’s sculptures are beautiful, so talented and so creative a definite candidate and I will begin to research her, thank you so much Rebecca. Take good care and stay safe,
      Francisco

      • Rebecca Cuningham · August 7

        You’re welcome. Her statues of Stephen Austin and Sam Houston are in Washington DC. 🙂 R

      • Ok…thank you so much Rebecca, I really appreciate it.

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