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A New Online Database, Will Feature Works by 600+ Female Artists from the 15th-19th Centuries

Database of 600 + Female Artists

The Original Title of this Post from OpenCulture is “”A Space of Their Own, a New Online Database, Will Feature Works by 600+ Overlooked Female Artists from the 15th-19th Centuries”. \ We edited it to read, “A New Online Database, Will Feature Works by 600+ Female Artists from the 15th-19th Centuries,”  because this Database represents a work of scholarship, and physical restoration which will be a tremendous resource for all.

As early as the fall of 2019, when A Space of Their Own, an illustrated online database of over 600 female artists working in the US and Europe between the 15th and 19th centuries, launches.”

“In preparation for their reintroduction, many of the works appearing on A Space of Their Own have undergone extensive restoration, courtesy of Jane Fortune’s nonprofit Advancing Women Artists.”

  “The paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures the late Jane Fortune refers to above were discovered in museum storage spaces throughout Florence.”

“Many of their female creators were acclaimed during their lifetimes. By the time Fortune set about restoring their work—and visibility —to the public view, they were virtually unknown, even to museum staff.” 

“Many of the artists in the database were self-taught, barred from seeking formal training or studying anatomy on account of their gender.”

“Peruse a menu of paintings in need of restoration sponsorship and learn more about the artists on AWA’s website. Sign up for the newsletter for updates in advance of A Space of Their Own’s grand opening.” (All quotes – OpenCulture).

Below is a screenshot of the AWA website.


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