Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame: art herstory list with archive posts about the lesbian artists

  • Ellen Day Hale (1855-1940) (10/11/2020) - Self Portrait (1885) by Ellen Day Hale (1855-1940) , an American impressionist painter and printmaker from Boston. Her life companion was fellow artist Gabrielle de Veaux Clements.
  • Gabrielle de Veaux Clements (1858-1948) (10/11/2020) - Gabrielle de Veaux Clements, an American painter, print maker, and muralist. Drawing by her companion Ellen Day Hale.
  • Helen Langa – Romaine Brooks and Other 20th-Century Women Artists (10/11/2020) - Video (55:05): lecture by Helen Langa, Associate Professor, Art History, American University at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2016. Helen Langa talks about lesbian artist Romaine Brooks and other 20th-Century Women Artists in America.
  • Florence Henri au Jeu de Paume (2015) (9/24/2020) - Video (7:19): Florence Henri au Jeu de Paume (2015) is a short presentation about the photographic oeuvre of Florence Henri (1893-1982).
  • Annie Drew on Painter Agnes Martin (9/10/2020) - Video (11:09): Annie Drew made this video about Painter Agnes Martin (1912–2004) on the occasion of Agnes Martin's Birthday, March 2020.
  • Gluck: The Origin of Queer Art (8/19/2020) - Video (12:16): The painting analyzed in this video essay, Medallion (the YouWe picture) by Gluck, is one of their most famous as it is one of the first depiction of a queer relationship in art history.
  • Jeanne Sarah Nathalie Micas (1824-1889) (5/13/2019) - French painter Jeanne Sarah Nathalie Micas (1824-1889) lived with her partner, painter Rosa Bonheur, for over 40 years.
  • Agnes Martin – ‘Beauty is in Your Mind’ (4/10/2019) - Video (7:37): TateShots’ video Agnes Martin – ‘Beauty is in Your Mind’ (2015) with video clips of Canadian-born American abstract painter Agnes Martin (1912-2004) in her studio in 1997.
  • Harriet Hosmer And Her Workers at Her Studio in Rome (1861) (12/11/2018) - Successful sculptor Harriet Hosmer (1830 – 1908) and her workers at her studio in Rome in 1861.
  • Harriet Hosmer (1830 – 1908) (12/11/2018) - Harriet was a lesbian, a staunch feminist and one of the most successful of the American artist working in Rome, Italy in the 19th century.
  • The Art of Dying or (Palliative Art Making in the Age of Anxiety) (10/24/2018) - Video (56:36): 'in this performative lecture delivered at the Whitney on October 10, 2018, Barbara Hammer shares guidelines and film clips from her long-term art-making practice.'
  • Alice Austen House (10/9/2018) - Video (2:55) Watch the video, then plan your visit to “Clear Comfort”, the home of photographer and lesbian Alice Austen (1866 – 1952), now The Alice Austen House Museum.
  • Cathy Cade (2018) (10/5/2018) - In this informal interview with photographer and lesbian activist Cathy Cade she is talking with a friend about her life with the civil rights movement and her books.
  • A brief introduction to Eileen Gray (8/23/2018) - Video (23:11): a video biography about Eileen Gray (1878–1976). With each passing year Eileen Gray becomes more important in defining the history of modernism.
  • Photographers in Focus: Laura Aguilar (1959-2018) (8/1/2018) - Video (3:52): a short video about late lesbian photographer Laura Aguilar (1960-2018) by NOWNESS (2018).
  • Gluck – 2017 Documentary (7/27/2018) - Video (58:55): the documentary ' Gluck - Who Did She Think He Was ?' about Hannah 'Gluck' Gluckstein (1895–1978) was originally presented by the BBC, when Tate Britain in London ran the group show 'QUEER BRITISH ART 1861–1967'.
  • Sculptures by Edmonia Lewis (7/13/2018) - The sculptures 'Minehaha' and 'Hiawata' by black American artist Edmonia Lewis (1845 - 1911) who migrated to Europe to work on as an artist.
  • Ida Gerhardi (1862-1927), a Neo Impressionist Painter (2/20/2018) - Selbstbildnis III, 1905 by Ida Gerhardi.
  • The Life of Tove Jansson (10/30/2017) - Video (59:07): a BBC documentary about author, cartoonist, illustrator, artist and lesbian Tove Jansson.
  • Screening and Conversation: The Female Closet by Barbara Hammer (10/25/2017) - Screening and Conversation: The Female Closet by Barbara Hammer on October 30, 2017 at 18:30 - 20:00 at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
  • Copenhagen: TOVE JANSSON – ART, LOVE & MOOMINS (8/20/2017) - Selfie with Tove Jansson. Birthe Havmoeller went to see the retrospective exhibition about the life and oeuvre of Finish lesbian painter, author and illustrator Tove Jansson at Gl. Strand in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition runs through September 3, 2017.
  • The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson (1868 – 1957) (6/11/2017) - Video (3:32): trailer about Packed In A Trunk – The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson (2015), a documentary film about American lesbian artist Edith Lake Wilkinson (1868 – 1957) co-written and produced by Jane Anderson (Edith’s great-niece) together with her wife, Tess Ayers.
  • Tove Jansson – Art, Love and Moomins (6/9/2017) - Tove Jansson - Art, Love and Moomins Dates: June 10 - September 3, 2017 Venue: Kunstforeningen Gl Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Moving lesbians – Ditte Wessels (6/7/2017) - Video (3:32): Moving lesbians - interview with Ditte Wessels by Atria Kennisinstituut, Holland.
  • Picturing Kinship: Portraits of Our Community (5/12/2017) - The exhibition by Lenore Chinn runs from June 9 through September 18 at the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco. An opening reception on Friday, June 9, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. will feature comments from the artist and the curator along with light refreshments.
  • Claude Cahun: Beneath This Mask (3/6/2017) - Claude Cahun: Beneath This Mask Mar 1 2017 – May 6 2017 Sidney Cooper Gallery Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Documentary Photographer Gon Buurman (2/18/2017) - De intieme blik/The intimate gaze - an exhibition with works by Dutch photographer Gon Buurman. The exhibition runs through April 29, 2017 in Amsterdam.
  • Florence Wyle (1881 – 1968) (1/22/2017) - American lesbian artist Florence Wyle (1881 - 1968) studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago, there she met her wife/lifelong companion Frances Loring (1887 - 1968).
  • London: GLUCK Retrospective (1/22/2017) - GLUCK, 6 - 28 February 2017 at The Fine Art Society London, 148 New Bond Street London W1S 2JT, UK
  • LGBT Snapshots: Claude Cahun (11/30/2016) - Video (2:30) LGBT Snapshots' host talks about the life of French artist Claude Cahun (1894 – 1954).
  • Ethel Sands (1873–1962) (11/18/2016) - 'Still Life with a View over a Cemetery' by Ethel Sands - sold March 1923.
  • Hannah Höch (10/23/2016) - Video (7:32): a slideshow with works of art by Hannah Höch and photos of the artist. German Hannah Hoch (1889-1978) was a dada artist and bisexual woman.
  • Anna Klumpke in Her Studio (10/19/2016) - American lesbian and painter Anna Klumpke (1856 - 1842) in her studio ca. 1885-90. Courtesy of the Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library Archives.
  • Anna Elizabeth Klumpke’s Portrait of Rosa Bonheur (10/19/2016) - Anna Elizabeth Klumpke (1856–1942): Portrait of Rosa Bonheur, 1898, pastel on paper 55.5 × 45.5 cm. Current location: Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
  • Rosa Bonheur, Sheep in the Highlands, 1857 (10/19/2016) - Video (2.24): Rosa Bonheur, Sheep in the Highlands, 1857 (Wallace Collection, London). Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker talk about Rosa Bonheur's life as woman painter and the above painting.
  • Rosa Bonheur, Plowing in the Nivernais, 1849 (10/19/2016) - Video (3:28): Rosa Bonheur, Plowing in the Nivernais (or The First Dressing), oil on canvas, 1849 (Musée d'Orsay, Paris) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.
  • Painter Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899) (10/19/2016) - Anna Klumpke, an American lesbian painter from Boston, met French painter Rosa Bonheur in 1887. They became friends and Anna Klumpke's biography 'Rosa Bonheur: sa vie, son oeuvre' about her colleague was published in 1909.
  • Romaine Brooks ca. 1910 (10/19/2016) - Romaine Brooks, portrait ca. 1910.
  • Cassandra Langer – Romaine Brooks, 20th-Century Woman (9/21/2016) - Video (57:12): Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) - Art Discussions: Romaine Brooks, 20th-Century Woman, June 17, 2016. Session 1: Cassandra Langer, art historian and author of 'Romaine Brooks: A Life'
  • Sculptor Edmonia Lewis (1845 – 1907) (9/13/2016) - Video (1:56): the life and art of Edmonia Lewis (1845 - 1907).