Famous Italian Women Artists & Painters

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Throughout history, there have been many Italian women artists & painters who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Italian female artists & painters such as Artemisia Gentileschi, Sofonisba Anguissola, Romaine Brooks, Vanessa Beecroft, Lavinia Fontana.
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Artemisia Gentileschi
(One of the Most Progressive and Expressive Painters of Her Generation)
Artemisia Gentileschi
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Birthdate: July 8, 1593
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1652 AD
Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi was a prominent artist of the 17th century. She was the first female member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno and was known for her depiction of the female form. She was raped by painter Agostino Tassi and participated in a 7-month trial.
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Pippa Bacca
(Artist)
Pippa Bacca
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Birthdate: December 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: March 31, 2008

Pippa Bacca made international headlines in March 2008, when she was found naked and strangled on the outskirts of Istanbul. The Italian feminist artist had apparently been raped and murdered in the middle of her hitch-hiking program Brides on Tour, which had her traveling from Milan dressed as a bride.

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Sofonisba Anguissola
(Renaissance painter)
Sofonisba Anguissola
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Birthdate: 1532 AD
Birthplace: Cremona, Italy
Died: November 16, 1625
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Romaine Brooks
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Birthdate: May 1, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: December 7, 1970
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Sara Pichelli
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Birthdate: April 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Porto Sant'Elpidio, Italy
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Maria Cosway
(Artist)
Maria Cosway
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Birthdate: June 11, 1760
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: January 5, 1838
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Elisabetta Sirani
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Birthdate: January 8, 1638
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: August 28, 1665
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Lavinia Fontana
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Birthdate: August 24, 1552
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: August 11, 1614
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Domiziana Giordano
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Birthdate: September 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome, Lazio, Italy
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Domitilla Harding
(Designer, Artist)
Domitilla Harding
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Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Domitilla Harding is an Italian designer and artist, who once worked as a designer with the Miss Italy fashion label. She has also designed furniture in the past and currently works as a glass sculptor with glass master Andrea Zilio. From her mother’s side, she has links to the House of della Rovere, an Italian noble family. 

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Rosalba Carriera
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Birthdate: October 7, 1675
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: April 15, 1757
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Plautilla Nelli
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Birthdate: 1524 AD
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1588 AD
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Fede Galizia
(Painter)
Fede Galizia
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Birthdate: September 26, 1578
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: 1630 AD
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Properzia de Rossi
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Birthdate: 1490 AD
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: 1530 AD
Properzia de' Rossi was an Italian sculptor whose works, especially her marble portrait busts, gained her popularity. De' Rossi was also a controversial figure; her life has generally been described as tumultuous and she was also accused of vandalism of a garden and assault of another sculptor named Amico Aspertini.
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Carol Rama
(Painter)
Carol Rama
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Birthdate: April 17, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Turin
Died: September 25, 2015