Art Herstory showcases on beautiful, framable fine art note cards the works of female Old Masters. These women artists were famous in their time, but over the centuries, their names and works have fallen into obscurity.
Throughout history, humans—both women and men—have expressed themselves through art. Yet in art history books and museum holdings and exhibitions, the names of male artists far outnumber those of female ones.
But change is in the air! Now museums are working, in their acquisitions and exhibitions choices, to correct the imbalance. And their efforts extend to women artists of the past, as well as of the
Louise Moillon | French, 1610 – c. 1696
Art Institute of Chicago; Wirt D. Walker Fund, 1948.78
The cards feature works by female contemporaries of Michelangelo and Titian, Vermeer and Rembrandt. The inaugural set of six note cards features artworks by female Old Masters Artemisia Gentileschi, Judith Leyster, Sofonisba Anguissola, Clara Peeters, Louise Moillon and Maria Schalcken.
Art Herstory note cards are designed and printed in the USA (Vermont) on high quality card stock. In reproducing these beautiful but little-known works of art, Art Herstory contributes to the worthy enterprise of rediscovering—and celebrating—history’s great women artists.
Sofonisba Anguissola | 1532 – 1625
Source: Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Denmark; acquired 1873
Erika Gaffney | Founder | Creative Director
Erika is a Humanities Editor in scholarly publishing. A major focus of her editorial work is the lives and experiences of women—including artists—throughout history. She also has an abiding fondness for fine stationery.
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