Women Artists

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Wolfe, Andi
Wolin, Penny Diane
Wood, Beatrice

Born in San Francisco, Beatrice Wood was raised in New York City. At the age of nineteen she abandoned her privileged background and went to Paris, where she studied acting at the Comedie Francaise and drawing at the Académie Julian.

Wood, Esther
Wood, Susan Elizabeth
Wood, Trevle
Woodman, Betty

Betty Woodman first became interested in crafts because her father was a woodworker. In high school, one ceramics course was sufficient to convince Woodman that she wanted to be a functional potter.

Woolpert, Alison
Woolsey, Grace
Worden, Nancy Lee
Worthen, Amy Namowitz
Wright, Alice Morgan

Which American sculptor was known for her leadership in the women's suffrage movement and for her promotion of animal rights? Give up? Well, it's Alice Morgan Wright.

Wright, Margaret H.
Wright, Willie Anne
Yager, Jan
Yamaguchi, Yuriko
Yamamoto, Yoshiko
Yampolsky, Mariana
Yoppolo, Gwendolyn
Young, Janet Todd

The daughter of a Congregationalist minister and the oldest of four children, Janet Young was raised in Illinois.

Youngblood, Judy
Youson, Lynette
Zeisler, Claire

Born in Cincinnati, in the mid-1940's Claire Zeisler attended the Institute of Design in Chicago (now part of the Illinois Institute of Technology), where she studied sculpture with emigre artist Alexander Archipenko.

Zeldis, Malcah

Malcah Zeldis, a Detroit native, spent her early adult years in Israel, moved to New York in 1958, began working as a teacher's aide, and took up painting around 1960.

Zellner, Minna Weiss
Zhurkov, Tatyana
Ziegler, Ruth
Zilber, April
Znamierowski, Nell
Zorach, Marguerite

Reviews of the landmark 1913 Armory Show mention the work of only one Zorach, Marguerite. Today, however, Marguerite Thompson Zorach's reputation is largely overshadowed by that of her sculptor husband, William.

Zurick, Jennifer Heller
Zurkow, Marina
Zynsky, Toots

Toots Zynsky was born Mary Ann, but was called Toots almost from birth. She earned her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design then went to Seattle to study with Dale Chihuly at the Pilchuck Glass School.