American Female Artists

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 1 Grace Slick

Grace Slick
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Famous As: Artist, Musician
Birthdate: October 30, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, United States

Grace Slick is a retired singer-songwriter. Slick played an important role in the psychedelic music scene that flourished in San Francisco during the mid-1960s. One of the earliest female rock stars, Slick played a key role in the development of rock music during the 1960s. She was named among the Greatest Women of Rock N Roll by VH1 in 1999.

 2 Susan Mikula

Susan Mikula
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Famous As: Photographer, Rachel Maddow’s Partner
Birthdate: 1958 AD
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
Self-taught photographer Susan Mikula is known for using old Polaroids and pinhole cameras to create her masterpieces. She was an accountant earlier and has also worked for the U.S. consulate in Mexico. The LGBT icon is in a long-term relationship with her partner, journalist and TV personality Rachel Maddow.

 3 Leslie Stefanson

Leslie Stefanson
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Famous As: Actress, Model, Artist, Sculptor
Birthdate: May 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota

Leslie Stefanson is an American model, artist, and actress. She achieved popularity after playing important roles in popular films, such as The General's Daughter. A multi-talented personality, Leslie Stefanson also makes terracotta and bronze sculptures in New York City and Los Angeles.

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 4 Margaret Keane

Margaret Keane
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee

 5 Kari Byron

Kari Byron
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Famous As: Television presenter, Artist
Birthdate: December 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: California

 6 Edie Sedgwick

Edie Sedgwick
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: April 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 16, 1971
Model/actor Edie Sedgwick was touted as the “It Girl” for her appearances in avant-garde filmmaker Andy Warhol’s short films of the 1960s. Vogue dubbed her a "Youthquaker." Some of her notable films were Poor Little Rich Girl and Beauty No. 2. She died of a drug overdose at 28.

 7 Gloria Vanderbilt

Gloria Vanderbilt
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Famous As: Artist, Actress
Birthdate: February 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York
Died: July 17, 2019

Gloria Vanderbilt was an American fashion designer, actress, author, and socialite. As a child, she was subjected to a child custody trial, which the press named trial of the century due to its high-profile nature. As a designer, Vanderbilt is credited with developing and popularizing designer blue jeans. She also launched a line of household goods and perfumes.

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 8 Cherie Currie

Cherie Currie
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Wood carver, Musician, Songwriter, Artist, Film producer, Television actor
Birthdate: November 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 9 Françoise Gilot

Françoise Gilot
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Famous As: Painter, Choreographer, Model
Birthdate: November 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine

Françoise Gilot is a French painter whose professional career was overshadowed by her long and turbulent relationship with Spanish painter Pablo Picasso. After breaking up with Picasso, with whom Gilot had two children, the former deterred galleries from buying her work. He even tried blocking the release of her memoir Life With Picasso which was released in 1964.

 10 Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 22, 1844
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Allegheny
Died: June 14, 1926

 11 Maya Lin

Maya Lin
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Famous As: Designer
Birthdate: October 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Athens

Maya Lin is an American sculptor and designer whose competition-winning design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial earned her national recognition when she was still an undergraduate. Her life and career inspired an Oscar-winning documentary titled Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision. Maya Lin has won prestigious awards, such as the National Medal of Arts and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 12 Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman
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Famous As: Photographer, Film director
Birthdate: January 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glen Ridge

 13 Heather McCartney

Heather McCartney
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Famous As: Artist, Potter
Birthdate: December 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tucson, Arizona, United States

 14 Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown
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Famous As: Make-up artist, Businessperson
Birthdate: April 14, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago

 15 Patrisse Cullors

Patrisse Cullors
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: June 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

 16 Akiane Kramarik

Akiane Kramarik
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Birthdate: July 9, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mount Morris

 17 Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger
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Famous As: Conceptual Artist
Birthdate: January 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 18 Heather Hunter

Heather Hunter
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 19 Allisyn Ashley Arm

Allisyn Ashley Arm
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 25, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States

 20 Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses
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Famous As: Painter, Illustrator
Birthdate: September 7, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York
Died: December 13, 1961

Anna Mary Robertson, better known as Grandma Moses, revolutionized American folk art with her iconic depictions of American rural life. After spending 15 years of her life working as a housekeeper, she deviated toward embroidery. A bout of arthritis made her switch to painting in her late 70s.

 21 Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: February 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: April 21, 2009

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer whose works received critical acclaim after her death. Maier's photographs were unpublished during her lifetime. However, her works went viral on the internet when it was published on Flickr five months after her death. Vivian Maier's life and work have inspired documentary films like Finding Vivian Maier.

 22 Diva Zappa

Diva Zappa
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 23 Suze Rotolo

Suze Rotolo
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Famous As: Author, Artist, Visual artist, Painter, Writer
Birthdate: November 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City
Died: February 25, 2011

 24 Lisa Hanawalt

Lisa Hanawalt
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Famous As: Cartoonists
Birthdate: June 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States

 25 Shirley Ardell Mason

Shirley Ardell Mason
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dodge Center
Died: February 26, 1998

 26 Miranda July

Miranda July
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Barre (town), Vermont Barre, Vermont, U.S.

 27 Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer
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Famous As: Artist, Painter, Sculptor
Birthdate: July 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gallipolis

 28 Djuna Barnes

Djuna Barnes
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: June 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Storm King Mountain, New York, United States
Died: June 18, 1982

 29 Jill Gibson

Jill Gibson
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Famous As: Painter, Photographer, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 30 Sandra Knight

Sandra Knight
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

 31 Kara Walker

Kara Walker
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: November 26, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Stockton

 32 Ana Mendieta

Ana Mendieta
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Famous As: Performance artist, Artist, Painter, Visual artist
Birthdate: November 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Havana
Died: September 8, 1985

 33 Laurie Simmons

Laurie Simmons
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: October 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Long Island

 34 Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: September 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

 35 Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: December 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 27, 2011

 36 Eve Ensler

Eve Ensler
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Famous As: Artist, Actor, Playwright, Autobiographer, Writer, Feminist
Birthdate: May 25, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City

 37 Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: March 22, 1912
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Macklin
Died: December 16, 2004

 38 Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago
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Famous As: American artist
Birthdate: July 20, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

 39 Loie Fuller

Loie Fuller
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Famous As: Actor, Lighting designer, Choreographer, Artist, Dancer, Stage actor, Model
Birthdate: January 15, 1862
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Illinois
Died: January 1, 1928

 40 Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: October 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Harlem

 41 Joan Mondale

Joan Mondale
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Famous As: Art advocate
Birthdate: August 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon
Died: February 3, 2014

 42 Yelena Yemchuk

Yelena Yemchuk
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: April 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine

 43 Edith Vonnegut

Edith Vonnegut
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Famous As: artist
Birthdate: 1949 AD
Birthplace: Schenectady

 44 Ginger Gilmour

Ginger Gilmour
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Famous As: Sculptor, Model
Birthdate: January 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia

 45 Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter
Birthdate: September 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi
Died: April 17, 1988

 46 Joan Mitchell

Joan Mitchell
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: October 30, 1992

 47 Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann
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Famous As: Artist, Choreographer, Painter, University teacher, Graphic artist
Birthdate: October 12, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fox Chase

 48 Mary Blair

Mary Blair
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Famous As: Artist, animator, designer
Birthdate: October 21, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: McAlester
Died: July 26, 1978

 49 Kiki Smith

Kiki Smith
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Famous As: Sculptor, Painter, Artist
Birthdate: January 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nuremberg

 50 Adelaide Hall

Adelaide Hall
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Famous As: Singer, Artist, Jazz musician, Actor, Stage actor
Birthdate: October 20, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 7, 1993