Famous Female Art Historians

List of famous female art historians, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female art historians list contains the most prominent and top females known for being art historians. There are thousand of females working as art historians in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic art historians have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a art historian then the people below should give you inspiration.

Everything from Anne Middleton Wagner to Margaretta M. Lovell is included on this list.

While this isn't a list of all female art historians, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female art historians?" and "Who are the best female art historians?"

  • Birgit Rausing
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    Birgit Rausing (born 1924) is a Swedish art historian and philanthropist, the widow of Gad Rausing (1922–2000). She is the daughter of Swedish landscape painter Henry Mayne (1891–1975). In 1944 her father-in-law Ruben Rausing (1895–1983) founded Tetra Pak, which revolutionized the packaging of liquids such as juices and milk. The company was inherited by his sons Gad and Hans. In 1996, Gad bought his brother's half of the company. When Gad died in 2000, his wife Birgit and their three children inherited packaging giant Tetra Laval.Birgit Rausing and her family had an estimated net worth of US$13.0 billion in 2010. She is the third wealthiest person in Sweden, according to Forbes magazine.
    • Age: 99
    • Birthplace: Sweden
  • Michael Ann Holly

    Michael Ann Holly is an art historian.
    • Age: 78
  • Edith Porada (22 August 1912, Vienna – 24 March 1994, Honolulu) was an art historian and archaeologist, a leading authority on ancient cylinder seals and a professor of art history and archaeology at Columbia University.
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1912-1994)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
  • Mary Sheriff

    Mary D. Sheriff is the W. R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  • Anna Banti (born Lucia Lopresti in Florence on 27 June 1895; died in Massa on 2 September 1985) was an Italian writer, art historian, critic, and translator.
    • Age: Dec. at 90 (1895-1985)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
  • Irma A Richter
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    Art Critic, Author and editor of works by Leonardo da Vinci. Active between about 1910 and 1956
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1876-1956)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France