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Women's Leadership in the Fine Arts
Women's leadership in the fine arts

Since the 1970s art historians have documented the activities of women in the fine arts, which for the purposes of this chapter designates the fields of painting and sculpture. Individual women who pursued professional careers since the 16th century have been examined and interpreted by scholars with rigorous intellectual precision. Artists such as Artemisia Gentileschi (Italy), Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (France), and Rosa Bonheur (France) have been studied intensively, and an impressive body of literature has emerged that expands our knowledge and understanding of these creative ...

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