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The Guerrilla Girls

The Guerrilla Girls

Who are the Guerrilla Girls? Every other artist we have talked about so far is just one person. The Guerrilla Girls are a group of women, but nobody knows who they really are. Each woman in the group takes the name of a famous woman artist and only appears in public...

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Kathe Kollwitz, Activist through Art

Kathe Kollwitz, Activist through Art

Kathë Kollwitz, 1867-1945 Kathë Kollowitz (say the W like a V), is known for her prints that protest a social situation from her times, or show the profound grief of a parent whose child has died. Print Making to Make a Statement Print making was a choice that she...

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Mary Cassatt, American Impressionist

Mary Cassatt, American Impressionist

Mary Cassatt, American Impressionist, 1844-1926 Mary Cassatt was a wealthy American woman who is known for painting other wealthy women in (more or less) proper places – at home, with children, at the opera. At first glance, you might think she was proper herself. But...

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Hedy Lamarr and Frequency Hopping

Hedy Lamarr and Frequency Hopping

Sometimes, an invention is invented because someone makes an imaginative leap from one thing to another. That can be why a regular person comes up with a clever new innovation that the experts didn’t see—the expert is focused on their one area of expertise, that they...

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Rosa Bonheur Wears the Pants

Rosa Bonheur Wears the Pants

Imagine you're going to walk out into pastures to draw horses and sheep from life, or to the slaughter house, to see what the muscles of animals look like under the skin (better to paint them) but you have to do it in a long skirt, that brushes the ground. A long...

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