Most famous painters of the 19th century seem to be men, besides a few exceptions. Yet there were so many fantastic female artists!

I collect unknown or forgotten female painters of the 19th and early 20th century. My personal mission is to have these paintings cleaned and restored if necessary and to put them and their makers in the spotlight. They deserve to be seen, to be known and to be enjoyed. We are not talking about the famous female artists like Thérèse Schwartze, Laura Knight, Mary Cassatt or Berthe Morisot, but about equally talented women who were sadly forgotten or overshadowed by their famous husbands, unknown to the general public.
The artworks below are in my current collection; they give me a lot of joy. I hope you will enjoy them too. By collecting the works of women artists, I want to honour their Art. Come, have a look and remember their names.

Online art gallery of my Fem-Art Collection
Nelly Goedewaagen (1880-1953)
Johanna van de Kasteele (1858-1951)
Lucie Keijser (1873-1958)
Sientje Mesdag-van Houten (1834-1909) – 2 works
Tilly Moes (1899-1979)
Coba Ritsema (1876-1961) – 2 works
Coba Surie (1879-1970)
Bertha von Tarnóczy Sprinzenberg (1846-1936)

The problem is, I’m not very rich and I have a small art budget only, so it will take a while before I can present a substantial collection. But when I have collected enough female masters and information, I plan to hold a real exhibition. Until then, enjoy what is here.

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