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 present.

Today, the world of the arts is abuzz with exciting discoveries about female Old Masters. Art historians, museum curators, art dealers, biographers, dramatists, and authors of historical fiction are among the professionals whose work focuses on history’s women artists. Follow Art Herstory on social media to keep up as the movement evolves!

Louise Moillon | French, 1610 – c. 1696

Art Institute of Chicago; Wirt D. Walker Fund, 1948.78

Art Herstory note cards feature works by 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.


Look for Art Herstory note cards at The National Gallery Shops; Hitchcock Museum Shop at Joslyn Art Museum; the Clark Art Institute; the Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop; the Birmingham (AL) Museum of Art; the Bookstore at Northern Iowa University; the Princeton University Art Museum Store; the Saint Louis Art Museum; and Blue Cottage gift shop in Hinesburg, VT. Or order from Art Herstory’s online shop!



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 womenincluding artiststhroughout history. She also has an abiding fondness for fine stationery.


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Sofonisba Anguissola

Clara Peeters

Louise Moillon

Artemisia Gentileschi

Orsola Maddalena Caccia

Artemisia Gentileschi

Maria Schalcken

Judith Leyster

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