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Famous Female Printmakers

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

List people include Miriam Haworth, Doris Lee and more.

While this isn't a list of all female printmakers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female printmakers?" and "Who are the best female printmakers?"
Melanie Yazzie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Printmakers
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Melanie Yazzie is a Navajo sculptor, painter and printmaker. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 53

Birthplace: Ganado, Arizona

Peggy Bacon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Printmakers
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Margaret Frances "Peggy" Bacon (May 2, 1895 – January 4, 1987) was an American printmaker, illustrator, painter and writer. Bacon was known for her humorous and ironic etchings and drawings, as well as for her satirical caricatures of prominent personalities in the late 1920s and 1930s. The aim of a caricature is to heighten and intensify to the point of absurdity all the subject's most striking attributes; a caricature should not necessarily stop at ridiculing the features but should include in its extravagant appraisal whatever of the figure may be needed to explain the personality, the whole drawing imparting a spicy and clairvoyant comment upon the subject's peculiarities. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 92 (1895-1987)

Birthplace: Ridgefield, Connecticut

Betty Roodish Goodwin, (March 19, 1923 – December 1, 2008) was a Canadian printmaker, sculptor, painter, and installation artist. Her work is represented in many public collections, including the City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, and the National Gallery of Canada. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 85 (1923-2008)

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Doris Emrick Lee (February 1, 1905 – June 16, 1983) was an American painter known for her figurative painting and printmaking. She won the Logan Medal of the Arts from the Chicago Art Institute in 1935. She is known as one of the most successful female artists of the Depression era in the United States. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 78 (1905-1983)

Birthplace: Aledo, Illinois