Women Artists

This series of silkscreen portraits of women artists is printed on beautiful vintage paper from the T. H. Saunders mill. The lives and work of these great but often neglected artists tell us so much about the forging of the modern world. Although some of them have now achieved iconic status, all were sidelined, banned or worse during their lifetime. With these stark, black and white images I hope to show the humanity and fierce determination that drives all true artists.

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Broncia Koller-Pinnell (Polish / Austrian, Expressionist, 1863 – 1934)

Silk Screen Print £50 Limited edition of 25

To buy this artwork please contact me at sales@scribblah.co.uk using “Broncia Koller-Pinnell” as the subject.

A leading Modernist in her day, the reputation of this gifted painter and printmaker has suffered from sexism and anti-Semitism. Broncia was a significant member of Austrian art groups alongside Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. Her work with female nudes is groundbreaking and feminist.

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Camille Claudel (French, Symbolist, 1864 – 1943)

Silk Screen Print £50 Limited edition of 25

To buy this artwork please contact me at sales@scribblah.co.uk using “Camille Claudel” as the subject.

One of the first female artists of the Belle Epoch, this tragic sculptor is often overshadowed by her affair with Rodin. Untypically for the time, she specialised in the nude in sculpture; much of her work was considered too sensual and attracted public outrage, leading to gendered censorship. Her lifestyle and art scandalised her family, who had her committed to a mental institution in 1913, where she spent the rest of her life.

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Suzanne Valadon (French, Post-Impressionist / Expressionist, 1865 – 1938)

Silk Screen Print £50 Limited edition of 25

To buy this artwork please contact me at sales@scribblah.co.uk using “Suzanne Valadon” as the subject.

Overcoming extreme poverty to become a celebrated painter, printmaker and scribbler, she was a muse to many Impressionist artists and learnt from their examples because she was too poor to afford formal tuition; Degas showed her how to paint and to etch and Toulouse-Lautrec mentored her. She is famed for her uncompromising nudes of working class women and is acknowledged as one the first woman artists to exhibit a painting of a male and female nude together.

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Käthe Kollwitz (German, Expressionist, 1867 – 1945)

Silk Screen Print £50 Limited edition of 25

To buy this artwork please contact me at sales@scribblah.co.uk using “Käthe Kollwitz” as the subject.

A radical whose work was influenced by her political activism and the personal tragedy of losing her son and grandson in war, she was an expert printmaker, sculptor and scribbler. Her work was banned by both the Weimar Republic AND the Nazis, forcing her to produce many self-portraits in order to keep on exhibiting.

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Paula Modersohn-Becker (German, Expressionist / Fauvist, 1876 – 1907)

Silk Screen Print £50 Limited edition of 25

To buy this artwork please contact me at sales@scribblah.co.uk using “Paula Modersohn-Becker” as the subject.

Recognised as one of the creators of Modernism, along with Picasso and Matisse, she is also acknowledged as one of the first female painters to portray the female nude. Despite her tragic death at 31, from an embolism shortly after giving birth to her only child, her output was extraordinary, producing over 500 paintings, along with etchings and drawings, in her short life.

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Gabriele Münter (German, Expressionist / Fauvist, 1877 – 1962)

Silk Screen Print £50 Limited edition of 25

To buy this artwork please contact me at sales@scribblah.co.uk using “Gabriele Münter” as the subject.

A founding member of Der Blaue Reiter group, Gabriele defied society’s norms to study art and became a significant sculptor, painter, printmaker and scribbler. In her earlier years, she painted vibrant, colourful landscapes but after her ill-fated affair with Kandinsky ended, her later works adopted a more subdued palette and her subject matter changed to focus more on portraits of women.

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Hannah Hoch (Germany, Dada / Surrealist,1889 – 1978)

Silk Screen Print £50 Limited edition of 25

To buy this artwork please contact me at sales@scribblah.co.uk using “Hannah Hoch” as the subject.

Painter, scribbler, printmaker and collage artist, a founder member of Berlin Dada, she also co-invented photomontage. Hannah’s radically political artwork was often marginalised because of her masculine dress, feminist agenda and bisexuality she was also branded a ‘degenerate’ artist by the Nazis.

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Frida Kahlo (Mexican, Surrealist, 1907 – 1954)

Silk Screen Print £50 Limited edition of 50. 19 x 11cm

To buy this artwork please contact me at sales@scribblah.co.uk using “Frida Kahlo” as the subject.

Badly injured, first by polio and then by a traffic accident, Frida began painting during her recovery. Her work combines elements of traditional Mexican folk art with a radical political outlook. The constant pain that she endured and her frequent isolation led her to paint many self-portraits, often reflecting her left-wing, anti-colonial politics.

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