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Famous Female Painters

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This list of famous female painters is ranked by their level of prominence, with photos when available. This greatest female painters list contains the most prominent women artists known for being painters, though they may have dabbled in other mediums as well. There are thousands of female artists working as painters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Famous female artists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a girl aspiring to be a painter then the women painters below should give you inspiration.

No famous women artists list would be complete without the likes of Bernadette Szapiro or Harmony Hammond. A talented woman artists is able to capture the female experience in her work, brining a unique perspective, whether in historical art, or the modern work of contemporary female painters.

While this isn't a list of all female painters, it does feature over 150 famous women painters. Who are the most famous female painters? Who are the best female painters? Take a look below to find out and learn about their notable pieces and works.
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    Jemima Kirke is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Painters
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    Jemima Kirke is an actress. more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Painter, Actor
    • Credits: Girls, Tiny Furniture
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    Joni Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Painters
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    Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell, CC, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and painter. Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in Saskatchewan and Western Canada and then busking in the streets and dives of Toronto. In 1965, she moved to the United States and began touring. Some of her original songs were ...more

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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: Fort Macleod, Canada
    • Profession: Painter, Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter
    • Credits: Love Actually, Almost Famous, Practical Magic, Life as a House
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    Ione Skye Lee is a British-American actress who became a teen idol after the 1989 movie Say Anything.... In 2006, VH1 placed her at number 84 on its "100 Greatest Teen Stars" list. more

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    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Painter, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
    • Credits: Wayne's World, Say Anything..., Zodiac, Fever Pitch, Four Rooms, + more
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    Yeardley Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Painters
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    Yeardley Smith is a French-born American actress, voice actress, writer, comedian and painter. She is best known for her long-running role as Lisa Simpson on the animated television series The Simpsons. She was born in Paris and moved with her family to Washington, D.C., in 1966. As a child, Smith was ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Painter, Actor, Voice acting, Writer
    • Credits: The Simpsons, As Good as It Gets, The Simpsons Movie, City Slickers, Jingle All the Way, + more
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    Kristína Farkašová is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Female Painters
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    Kristína Farkašová is a Slovak actress, singer, dramaturge, presenter, stand-up comedienne, editor, blogger and naïve art painter. She studied dramaturgy at Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and at Faculty of Theater in Prague, Czech Republic. Since 2004, she is a regular member of the Naive ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
    • Profession: Editor, Painter, Dramaturge, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Walking Too Fast
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    Gwendolyn Knight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Painters
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    Gwendolyn Clarine Knight was an American artist who was born in Bridgetown, Barbados in the West Indies. Knight painted throughout her life, but did not start seriously exhibiting her work until the 1970s. Her first retrospective was put on when she was nearly 80 years old. Her teachers in the arts ...more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1913-2005)
    • Birthplace: Bridgetown, Barbados
    • Profession: Sculptor, Painter
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    Anne Hardy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Female Painters
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    Anne Hardy is an artist and painter. more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    • Profession: Painter, Artist, Photographer
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    Vija Celmins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Painters
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    Vija Celmins is an important Latvian-American visual artist best known for photo-realistic paintings and drawings of natural environments and phenomena such as the ocean, spider webs, star fields, and rocks. Her earlier work included pop sculptures and monochromatic representational paintings. Based in ...more

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    • Age: 77
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    • Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Artist
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