Female Abstract Painters

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Lee Krasner
(American Abstract Expressionist Painter Who Specialized in Collage)
Lee Krasner
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Birthdate: October 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 19, 1984
Lee Krasner was an American abstract expressionist artist who specialized in collage. She is credited with influencing the artwork of her husband, Jackson Pollock. The Museum of Modern Art held a retrospective exhibition of Lee Krasner's work six months after her demise, making her one of the few female artists to have achieved such an honor.
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Milo Moire
(Performance artist)
Milo Moire
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Birthdate: May 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Switzerland

Though a qualified psychologist, Milo Moire is more popular as a porn actor and a performance artist who uses the female form for her art pieces. From creating abstract art by throwing out paint-filled eggs from her vagina, to walking around cities, asking passers-by to touch her breasts, she has done it all.

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Sophie Taeuber-Arp
(Swiss Artist, Textile Designer, and Sculptor Whose Multimedia Works Bridged the Gap Between Fine and Applied Arts)
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
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Birthdate: January 19, 1889
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Davos, Switzerland
Died: January 13, 1943

Swiss-French artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp initially studied textile design and later began creating multimedia art called Duo-Collages, along with her husband, German-French abstract artist Jean Arp. Apart from teaching at an art and craft school, the Dadaist had also used dance, painting, and sculpture to showcase her artistic talent.

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Elaine de Kooning
(Distinguished Landscape and Portrait Artist Active in Abstract Expressionist and Figurative Expressionist Movements)
Elaine de Kooning
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Birthdate: March 12, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S
Died: February 1, 1989
Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid
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Birthdate: January 7, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Büyükada, Turkey
Died: September 5, 1991
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Carmen Herrera
(American Abstract Painter, Minimalist Visual Artist and Painter)
Carmen Herrera
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Birthdate: May 31, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Died: February 12, 2022

Born to journalist parents, who were both part of the Cuban intellectual sphere, Carmen Herrera received elite art education in Paris. The political unrest in Cuba forced her to leave her architecture studies incomplete and move to the U.S. She later established herself as a master painter of abstract art.

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Grace Hartigan
(American Painter Who Helped Popularize Abstract Expressionism During the 1950s and 1960s)
Grace Hartigan
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Birthdate: March 28, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 15, 2008
Grace Hartigan was an American painter. An important member of the New York School, Hartigan helped popularize abstract expressionism during the 1950s and 1960s. Today, many of her paintings are displayed in institutions and museums like the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Grace Hartigan is credited with influencing numerous young artists.
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva
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Birthdate: June 13, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: March 6, 1992
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Jane Freilicher
(American Painter Who Belonged to the Representational Movement)
Jane Freilicher
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Birthdate: November 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 9, 2014

While she initially focused on Abstract Expressionism, American painter Jane Freilicher later switched her focus to still lifes, especially of flowers. Known as a pioneer of painterly realism, she is known for her iconic works such as Bouquets. She was part of the New York School and the Representational movement.

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I. Rice Pereira
(American Abstract Painter and Poet)
I. Rice Pereira
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Birthdate: August 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 11, 1971

Initially a stenographer, American painter I. Rice Pereira later established herself as a prominent name in abstract painting. A major pillar of the Bauhaus movement, she was well-acquainted with many painters and authors and even wrote extensively on topics such as space and time.

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Ethel Schwabacher
(Abstract Expressionist Painter)
Ethel Schwabacher
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Birthdate: May 20, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 25, 1984
Ethel Schwabacher was an American abstract expressionist painter whose artworks are still appreciated for their finesse despite being subjected to gender politics. Many of her works have been exhibited at museums and galleries like The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Anita Shapolsky Gallery, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
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Maria Luisa Pacheco
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Birthdate: September 22, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Paz, Bolivia
Died: April 23, 1982
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Jumana El Husseini
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Birthdate: April 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: April 11, 2018
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Margarita Bertheau
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Birthdate: May 13, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
Died: November 21, 1975