Josephine Verstille Nivison was an American painter better known as Jo Hopper since she was the wife (and muse) of the painter Edward Hopper, they got married in 1924. Her father was Eldorado Nivison, a pianist and music teacher, and her mother was Mary Ann Nivison (née McGrath). Later in her life she would say… Continue reading Who was Josephine Nivison
Judith Leyster was a Dutch Golden Age painter who was specialised in genre paintings and still lifes. Her work was highly regarded by her contemporaries, however, after her death she was largely forgotten. Her entire work was attributed to other male painters.A "masterpiece" A "masterpiece" It is a self-portrait in oil painted around 1633. By… Continue reading Self-portrait by Judith Leyster
Few weeks ago, the contemporary artist Jill Poyerd contacted me. She wanted to show me her video on women artists. Jill has a successful YouTube channel where you can find videos produced by her on art appreciation which are very inspiring. And the content quality of the video is another reason to watch it. The… Continue reading The Forgotten Masters
Hello everyone, I am here to give to you very excited news! I’ve been preparing something very special to all of you: the Women’n Art Bookmark Collection!! It is a collection of bookmarks of your favourite women artists. Amazing, isn’t it? It will be 10 bookmarks of 10 self-portraits made by 10 relevant women to… Continue reading The Women’n Art Bookmark Collection
Timarete, also known as Thamyris, Thamar and Tamaris was an ancient Greek painter who lived in 5th century BC. She is considered the first documented female painter in history. Today, we know very little about her. It is believed that she was born in Athens, since she was the daughter of the painter Micon the… Continue reading Who was Timarete?