Last month, I wrote about six of the world’s greatest female painters. This month I’m going to tell you about the other six fabulous women from The Culture Trip’s list of today’s most important artists.
The Latvian artist, Vija Celmins, moved to the United States, Indiana specifically, when she was just ten years old. Her work is now based in New York City. She is highly skilled in the technique of hyper-realism. Her paintings portray vast oceans, starry skies, and other wonders of nature. She studied at the John Herron Institute as well as the University of California, Los Angeles.
Born in London to Ghanaian parents, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye studied art at the Royal Academy Schools, Falmouth College of Arts, and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Her oil paintings are predominantly characters of color. In 2012, she was nominated for the Turner Prize.
The Portuguese artist, Paula Rego, is known for her storybook paintings and reflections of feminism. Rego studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, where she currently lives and has been working for over five decades.
Most notably known for her provocative sculptures, the British artist Maggi Hambling’s paintings are much different. They are moving and inspiring, beautiful and violent, an all depicting of the power of water.
Toba Khedoori was born in Sydney, Australia and received her M.F.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994. Her paintings are incredibly complex. One painting can be described as both fragile and bold, or vague and detailed. She’s featured in many major museums across the world but lives and works out of Los Angeles, California.
Out of all the painters to emerge from the 1980’s British Black Arts Movement, Sonia Boyce may be the most famous. She currently works in London as a professor of Black Art and Design at two universities: University of the Arts London and Middlesex University. Her paintings are of the dynamics of space and explores the scope of memory and sound.