Women Artists

Throughout history, there have been many women artists who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female artists such as Leslie Stefanson, Artemisia Gentileschi, Maya Lin, Barbara Kruger, Barbara Hepworth.The women artists featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Yoko Ono

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: February 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Japanese

Yoko Ono is a Japanese multimedia artist, peace activist, and singer-songwriter. She came into prominence after marrying John Lennon of the Beatles. She is widely criticized for her unquestionable influence over John Lennon and his music. She is also often blamed for the disbandment of The Beatles. Despite all these criticisms, Yoko Ono continues to go on her merry way.

 2 Susan Mikula

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Famous As: Photographer, Rachel Maddow’s Partner
Birthdate: 1958 AD
Nationality: American
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 Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: November 15, 1887
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: March 6, 1986
Artist Georgia O'Keeffe enriched American modernism and precisionism with her artwork, mostly water color and charcoal paintings. She was the first female artist to have a retrospective at New York’s MOMA. Her paintings focused on the cityscapes and landscapes of New York and New Mexico, and abstract flowers.

 4 Leslie Stefanson

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Famous As: Actress, Model, Artist, Sculptor
Birthdate: May 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

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.

 5 PJ Harvey

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Composer, Artist, Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: October 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 6 Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama
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Famous As: Contemporary Artist
Birthdate: March 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Japanese
Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama is known for her variety of artforms, including sculpture, installations, paintings, and fashion. She mingles elements such as feminism, surrealism, and abstract expressionism, and expresses her struggle with mental illness through her art. She has also published books and produced an award-winning film. 

 7 Margaret Keane

Margaret Keane
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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 8 Jemima Kirke

Jemima Kirke
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: April 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 9 Kari Byron

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

 10 Edie Sedgwick

Edie Sedgwick
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: April 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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.

 11 Anita Pallenberg

Anita Pallenberg
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 6, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German, Italian
Died: June 13, 2017

 12 Heather McCartney

Heather McCartney
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 13 Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 8, 1593
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Italian
Died: 1656 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.

 14 Amrita Shergil

Amrita Shergil
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Famous As: Indian painter
Birthdate: January 30, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Indian
Died: December 5, 1941

 15 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
Nationality: American

 16 Patrisse Cullors

Patrisse Cullors
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: June 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 17 Heather Hunter

Heather Hunter
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 1, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 18 Traudl Junge

Traudl Junge
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Famous As: Memoirist, Painter, Secretary, Writer
Birthdate: March 16, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German
Died: February 10, 2002

 19 Sylvia Kristel

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Famous As: Singer, Film actor, Film director, Actor, Model, Painter, Adult Film Star, Autobiographer, Biographer
Birthdate: September 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Dutch
Died: October 17, 2012

 20 Françoise Gilot

Françoise Gilot
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Famous As: Painter, Choreographer, Model
Birthdate: November 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French, American

 21 Frida Kahlo

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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: July 6, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Mexican
Died: July 13, 1954

Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, was known for her many portraits and self-portraits. Her work is said to have been inspired by the nature, artifacts and popular culture of Mexico. Her work was not much known until the late 1970s, when it was rediscovered by art historians and political activists. By early 1990s, she became a recognized figure in art history.

 22 Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara de Lempicka
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Polish, American
Died: March 18, 1980

 23 Fairuz

Fairuz
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Artist
Birthdate: November 20, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Lebanese

 24 Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman
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Famous As: Photographer, Film director
Birthdate: January 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 25 Alice Liddell

Alice Liddell
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 4, 1852
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: November 16, 1934

 26 Mary Cassatt

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

 27 Maya Lin

Maya Lin
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Famous As: Designer
Birthdate: October 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 28 Bobbi Brown

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

 29 Amanda Lear

Amanda Lear
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Famous As: Painter, Singer, Actor, Model, Composer
Birthdate: November 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French

 30 Frieda Hughes

Frieda Hughes
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Famous As: Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer
Birthdate: April 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British

 31 Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier
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Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: February 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: April 21, 2009

 32 Paloma Picasso

Paloma Picasso
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Choreographer, Painter, Jewellery designer, Designer, Socialite
Birthdate: April 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Spanish, French

 33 Akiane Kramarik

Akiane Kramarik
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Birthdate: July 9, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 34 Rumiko Takahashi

Rumiko Takahashi
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Famous As: Japanese manga artist
Birthdate: October 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Japanese

 35 Dora Maar

Dora Maar
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Famous As: Photographer, Artist, Painter, Poet, Choreographer, Sculptor, Model
Birthdate: November 22, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: July 16, 1997

 36 Gerda Taro

Gerda Taro
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Famous As: Photographer, Artist, War photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist
Birthdate: August 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German
Died: July 26, 1937

 37 Diva Zappa

Diva Zappa
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 38 Barbara Kruger

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

 39 Justine Frischmann

Justine Frischmann
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 40 Allisyn Ashley Arm

Allisyn Ashley Arm
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 25, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 41 Poh Ling Yeow

Poh Ling Yeow
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Famous As: painter
Birthdate: 1973 AD
Nationality: Australian

 42 Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Finnish
Died: June 27, 2001
Finnish author Tove Jansson was the woman behind the phenomenally successful children’s books and comics on the fictional white hippo-like creatures she called Moomins. While the Moomins books have been translated into more than 50 languages, Jansson’s literary works also include several other novels and short stories.

 43 Marie Tussaud

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 1, 1761
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Swiss, French
Died: April 16, 1850

Marie Tussaud was a French artist and sculptor best remembered for her wax sculptures. She founded Madame Tussauds, a wax museum, in London in 1835. The museum is a major tourist attraction today. As a young girl, she learned wax modeling from doctor cum wax modeler Philippe Curtius. In the ensuing years, she became a prominent sculptor.

 44 Lisa Hanawalt

Lisa Hanawalt
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Famous As: Cartoonists
Birthdate: June 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 45 Shirley Ardell Mason

Shirley Ardell Mason
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 26, 1998

 46 Miranda July

Miranda July
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 47 Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: January 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: May 20, 1975
English sculptor Barbara Hepworth, CBE and DBE, was a prominent figure in Modern Art. A Royal College of Art alumna, she used bronze, marble, and wood to create masterpieces such as Single Form and Family of Man, which adorn various venues. She died in a fire at her studio.

 48 Vanessa Bell

Vanessa Bell
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 30, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: April 7, 1961

 49 Paula Modersohn-Becker

Paula Modersohn-Becker
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: February 8, 1876
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 21, 1907

 50 Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses
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Famous As: Painter, Illustrator
Birthdate: September 7, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: December 13, 1961