Women Artists

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La Farge, Mabel Hooper
Laky, Gyongy
Lamb, Katherine
Lamb, Kathleen Royster
LaMonte, Karen
Land-Weber, Ellen
Landfors, Marion B.
Lange, Dorothea

Dorothea Lange was determined to be a photographer before she had a camera. Rather than follow her mother's wishes that she train as a school teacher, Lange apprenticed herself in a series of New York studios, including that of Arnold Genthe.

Langerman, Elaine
Lanux, Eyre de
Lanyon, Ellen
Larner, Liz

Larner's sculptural work uses the formal roots of modernism to question traditional notions of space and volume. In her early work, Larner examined issues of transformation and decay in a series of petri dish cultures that she also photographed.

Larson, Jane
Lasch, Pat
Laskin, Rebekah
Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis
Lathrop, Gertrude K.

Born in Albany, New York, Gertrude Lathrop came from a family of women artists with whom she shared a studio at home. Her mother, Ida, was a painter of landscape and still life, and her sister Dorothy was primarily a writer and illustrator of children's books.

Law, Margaret M.
Lawton, Nancy
Layton, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Layton was born in 1909 in the small town of Wellsville, Kansas, whose population was 550. She did not begin drawing until 1977 when, at the age of sixty-eight, she took a drawing class at a local university.

Lazzell, Blanche

Throughout her long career Blanche Lazzell remained open to new experiences and ideas. Her early work in Paris between 1912 and 1914 had introduced her to the more radical European movements.

Leaf, June
Lebbin, Carole Sue
Lee, Doris
Lee, Doris
Leeper, Doris
Lehmann, Minnette
Leibovitz, Annie
Leigh, Simone
Leighton, Clare
Leighton, Kathryn W.
Lennard, Erica
Lepkoff, Rebecca

Born in 1916 in New York City, Rebecca Lepkoff has made it the centerpiece of her long career in photography. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1938 at the City College of New York, she participated in a National Youth Administration photography program from 1939 to 1941.

Levitt, Helen
Levy, Beatrice S.
Levy, Martha