Hall of Fame

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

  • Alice Austen, the 1880s Photographer: her House, her Photos, her Love Life (6/19/2024) - Video (26:27): A lesbian love story - Alice Austen, the 1880s Photographer: her House, her Photos, her Love Life.
  • Alice Austen – Must Know Photographer (6/19/2024) - Video (2:56): A brief introduction to Alice Austen (1866 – 1952). A groundbreaking queer photographer from Victorian-era New York.
  • Heresies Magazine (6/15/2024) - Video (3:15): a short film about the Heresies magazine and the founders of the magazine by On This Spot NYC (2024). Heresies was a feminist publication on arts and politics run by artists and writers in SoHo, New York, from 1977 to 1993.
  • The Color of Light: Nell Blaine (6/12/2024) - Video (8:00): The Color of Light: Nell Blaine, a short documentary about the life of American abstract painter Nell Blaine (1922-1996).
  • American Dada and Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven – Caroline Giepert – Louisiana State University (5/25/2024) - Video (33:39): Caroline Giepert discusses the American Dada Art Movement and the role of Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (1894-1927).
  • Queen of Dada: Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (5/25/2024) - Video (43:23): A podcast about Dada artist Elsa Baroness von Freytag-Loringhoven (1894-1927) by Paris Lesbo (June 2022).
  • Painter Leonor Fini (1907-1996) (5/25/2024) - Video (15:30): A film on the artist Leonor Fini by Eo Omwake.
  • Edmonia Lewis and Black Women’s Activism in Civil War Boston (4/30/2024) - Video (1:01:26): Edmonia Lewis sold a set of works festuring plaster medalions and busts to abolisionist patrons and as a result she was able to move to Italy and further her career. Caitlin Beach, Assistant Professor of Art History presents these and other rarely shown works by artist and activist Edmonia Lewis (1843-1911).
  • Harmony Hammond in Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing (3/20/2024) - Harmony Hammond in Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing at the Whitney Museum of Art, New York. Opening: March 20, 2024.
  • Edele Christiane Margrethe Schreiber (1822-1898) (11/13/2023) - Illustration: Self-portrait by Christiane Schreiber circa 1870.
  • Curators in Conversation | Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris – 10/22/23 (11/11/2023) - Video (1:00:43): Co-curators Simonetta Fraquelli and Cindy Kang discuss Laurencin's life and work on opening day of 'Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris' at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia from 10/22/23 - 1/21/24.
  • Queer Identities and Histories in American Art (11/11/2023) - Video (47:47): Anna O. Marley, Ksenia M. Soboleva and Jonathan D. Katz discus how Queer Identities and Histories have been encoded in American Art.
  • Sonja Sekula (11/11/2023) - Video (3:49): Jenny Anger, Grinnell College Museum of Art, Iowa, USA, talks about two works by Swiss-American artist Sonja Sekula.
  • Germaine Krull – a Short Biography (8/15/2023) - Video (1:45) A short biography about the life of Germaine Krull (1897–1985), bisexual woman, artist photographer, hotellier and buddhist.
  • Louise Catherine Breslau in her studio in 1912 (8/10/2023) - Louise Catherine Breslau (1856–1927) was a German-born Swiss lesbian painter. Her partner was French artist, writer, decorator and painter Madeleine Zillhardt (1863-1950).
  • Marie Laurencin’s Painting: Réunion à la campagne (Apollinaire et ses amis), 1909 (7/23/2023) - Video (1:13): Curator Meg Slater talks about a work by bisexual French modernist painter Marie Laurencin whose life and oeuvre now is explored from feminist and queer perspectives.
  • Chanson de Bilitis (7/23/2023) - Chanson de Bilitis (1905) by Marie Laurencin.
  • Mariette Lydis (6/16/2023) - Mariette Lydis (1887–1970) (born Marietta Ronsperger) was an Austrian-Argentine painter and illustrator famous for her lesbian litographs.
  • Bolette Berg (1872–1944) (6/16/2023) - Photos by Bolette Berg (1872–1944) from the box labeled 'private' with glas negatives of the couple Marie Høeg (1866–1949) and Bolette Berg. The images are from ca. 1895-1903 all taken in their studio.
  • Sarah-Joy Ford and Veronica Slater: Reflecting on Queer Feminisms and Modernism (5/26/2023) - Video (1:09:46): Sarah-Joy Ford and Veronica Slater discuss the history queer art and their own queer feminist art projects.
  • Alice Austen and the Gilded Age (4/6/2023) - Video (26:19): Tony Guida’s NY is a talk show illuminating the colorful corners of New York. His guest is Bonnie Yochelson, Art Historian and author of a coming book about the photographer and lesbian Alice Austen (1866 - 1952).
  • Images on which to build, 1970s-1990s (3/20/2023) - Leslie Lohman Museum of Art, New York, USA presents: Images on which to build, 1970s-1990s, MAR 10 - JUL 30, 2023
  • Maria ‘Toyen’ Cerminova (2/22/2023) - Video (15:18): Slideshow with works by bisexual, surrealist Czech artist, painter, drafter and illustrator Maria Čermínová. Watch the video on Youtube.
  • Claude Cahun Retrospective Exhibition in Denmark (2/10/2023) - Claude Cahun: Under huden, February 10 - July 23 2023 at The Brandts Museum, Odense, Denmark. The large retrospective exhibition features 70 photographs and photomontages by the lesbian artist, or made in collaboration with her partner, illustrator and designer Marcel Moore.
  • Amrita Sher-Gil (1/16/2023) - Video (9:19): the creator of this video talks about the life of bisexual Indian-Hungarian modernist painter Amrita Sher-Gil and paints her portrait. Painting: 'Group of Three Girls' by Amrita Sher-Gil, 1935.
  • Close Looking: The Archives of Frances Loring and Florence Wyle (1/16/2023) - Video (11:34): Amy Furness, Rosamond Ivey Special Collections Archivist and Head, Library & Archives, she offers a glimpse into the archives of sculptors Frances Loring (1887–1968) and Florence Wyle (1881–1968) at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada.
  • Phyllis Christopher: Contacts (2021) (11/21/2022) - Video (7:18): In this episode of BALTIC Bites, queer feminist artist Phyllis Christopher discusses San Fransisco's lesbian community in the '90s and what it meant to capture intimate acts of queer sexuality and protest through documentary photography in the 1990s. See the virtual exhibition 'Phyllis Christopher: Contacts' on BALTIC Centre for contemporary Art's website. The BALTIC hosted Phyllis Christopher's exhibition in 2021.
  • Wiki4All: Jess Dobkin, Canada (7/25/2022) - Video (1:38): 'Jess Dobkin is a performance artist based in Toronto, Canada. She is best known for her 2006 work The Lactation Station.' - Wiki4All
  • Berenice Abbott – A Photographic Tour of 1930s New York City (7/25/2022) - Video (11:13): slideshow - 'Berenice Abbott was one of the most talented and prolific photograpers of the 20th century. One major chapter in her photographic art works, was an extensive capture of New York City in the 1930s. This presentation is a collection of 100+ photographs, paired with a lo-fi ethereal soundtrack.'
  • Harriet Hosmer and the Cis-tems She Defied (7/23/2022) - Video (1:08:09): Historian Beans Velocci and Lori Waselchuk, Assistant Director of Public Programs discuss the life and art of Harriet Hosmer.
  • Ithell Colquhoun: “Genius of the Fern Loved Gully” with Amy Hale & Timothy Liu. (6/21/2022) - Video (1:11:22): a conversation about Ithell Colquhoun (1906-1988). - In celebration of the publication of the first in-depth study of the reclusive British surrealist poet, painter, and occultist Ithell Colquhoun, biographer Amy Hale & poet Timothy Liu will discuss the life and work of this enigmatic figure.
  • Queer Cornwall: Marlow Moss, Gluck and Ithell Colquhoun in Lamorna (6/19/2022) - Video (12.25): Queer Cornwall: Marlow Moss, Gluck and Ithell Colquhoun in Lamorna a video by Tate Gallery (2021).
  • Radical Desire: Making On Our Backs Magazine (6/1/2022) - Radical Desire: Making On Our Backs Magazine open through September 30, 2022 at Kroch Library, Hirshland Gallery, Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
  • Berenice Abbott: Portraits of Women, 1925–1930 (6/1/2022) - The exhibition opened June 2, 2022 and will be open (more dates) through July 31, 2022 at Johnson Museum of Art, USA.
  • Harriet Hosmer – The Sculptor’s Funeral Podcast Episode 63 (5/23/2022) - Video (53:35): a podcast about the life of sculptor and lesbian Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908). Harriet Hosmer was known in her day as a 'Lady Sculptor', an 'Emancipated Woman', and as a leading member of 'The White Marmorean Flock'.
  • Slide Show: works by Jeanne Mammen (5/23/2022) - Video (4:18): slide show with works by German artist Jeanne Mammen (1890-1976)
  • A Conversation on Abstract Painter Louise Fishman (1939 – 2021) (3/21/2022) - Video (1:35:06): Artist Carrie Moyer and gallerist Brendan Dugan join Rail Artseen Editor Amanda Gluibizzi and Rail contributor Ksenia M. Soboleva for a conversation on abstract painter and lesbian Louise Fishman, with an introduction by Phong H. Bui. Louise Fishman died in 2021.
  • Tamara de Lempicka: The Life of an Artist (11/9/2021) - Video (17:01): Art school with Paul Priestley presents Tamara de Lempicka: The Life of an Artist. Tamara de Lempicka was a bisexual artist, a popular art deco painter who lived a bohemian life in Europe and the US.
  • MARIE ❤ EMILIE. Queering the Collection (11/9/2021) - Video (7:45): A short film by Den Hirschsprungske Samling in Copenhagen about lesbian painters Marie Luplau and Emilie Mundt. The exhibition 'MARIE ❤ EMILIE. Queering the Collection' at Den Hirschsprungske Samling in Copenhagen, Denmark runs through January 9, 2022.
  • Modern Women Artists 3: Marlow Moss, with Lucy Howarth (10/24/2021) - Video (54:51): In her presentation, art researcher and author Lucy Howarth talks about the life of Marlow Moss (1889–1958) who was a British Constructivist artist and a central figure in the development of European non-figurative art, and her book about 'Marlow Moss' (2019). This event was streamed live via Zoom on Thursday 18th March 2021.