These great female artists would, no doubt, be annoyed at being classified by their gender. But these female artists made massive contributions to the history of art in their own right. Enjoy their talent.
They were self taught artists or battled to get into the male dominated art academies of the 19th century. The talent and determination of these female artists to succeed against inequality was, and is, admirable. Their unique contribution deserves your attention.
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