Great Women Artists

Five centuries of fascinating female creativity presented in more than 400 compelling artworks and one comprehensive volume

The most extensive fully illustrated book of women artists ever published, Great Women Artists reflects an era where art made by women is more prominent than ever. In museums, galleries, and the art market, previously overlooked female artists, past and present, are now gaining recognition and value. Featuring more than 400 artists from more than 50 countries and spanning 500 years of creativity, each artist is represented here by a key artwork and short text. This essential volume reveals a parallel yet equally engaging history of art for an age that champions a greater diversity of voices.

Artists featured include:

  • Marina Abramović
  • Anni Albers
  • Diane Arbus
  • Mary Cassatt
  • Judy Chicago
  • Sonia Delaunay
  • Tracey Emin
  • Helen Frankenthaler
  • Artemisia Gentileschi
  • Nan Goldin
  • Lauren Greenfield
  • Barbara Hepworth
  • Jenny Holzer
  • Gwen John
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Angelica Kauffmann
  • Lee Krasner
  • Barbara Kruger
  • Yayoi Kusama
  • Annie Leibovitz
  • Agnes Martin
  • Georgia O’Keeffe
  • Yoko Ono
  • Paula Rego
  • Bridget Riley
  • Niki de Saint Phalle
  • Cindy Sherman
  • Dorothea Tanning
  • Rachel Whiteread
Written by Rebecca Morrill
464 pages
Published by Phaidon, 2019
Hardcover
11 3/8 x 9 7/8 inches



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