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Women artists have been overlooked throughout history. Although steps are being taken to redress this imbalance, women remain underrepresented in collections and sometimes it can be difficult to find their works or even to know where to start looking. There are thousands of women artists represented on Art UK, and to give you a place to start exploring their works we have created 26 Curations of women artists, divided up by surname A-Z. The set of Curations contains works by 1,000 female artists in total. You won't find the likes of Frida Kahlo or Hilma af Klint as their works are not in UK public collections (yet), but you will find a wealth of art from works by Eileen Agar to Doris Zinkeisen – and plenty more in between.

42 artworks
  • Evelyn Mary Dunbar (1906–1960)

    The Queue at the Fish Shop 1944
    Evelyn Mary Dunbar (1906–1960)
    Oil on canvas
    H 62.2 x W 182.8 cm
    IWM (Imperial War Museums)
    The Queue at the Fish Shop
    Photo credit: IWM (Imperial War Museums)

  • Anna Dabis (c.1845–1927)

    John Couper (1835–1918), Ophthalmologist c.1895
    Anna Dabis (c.1845–1927)
    Bronze
    H 85.5 x W 70.5 x D 39.5 cm
    Institute of Ophthalmology
    John Couper (1835–1918), Ophthalmologist
    Photo credit: Institute of Ophthalmology

  • Susan Isabel Dacre (1844–1933)

    Lydia Becker 1860s–1910
    Susan Isabel Dacre (1844–1933)
    Oil on canvas
    H 66.5 x W 52.3 cm
    Manchester Art Gallery
    Lydia Becker
    Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

  • Anne Seymour Damer (1748–1828)

    Mary Berry (1763–1852)
    Anne Seymour Damer (1748–1828)
    Bronze
    H 46.1 x W 20.3 x D 25.3 cm
    National Portrait Gallery, London
    Mary Berry (1763–1852)
    Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Suzanne van Damme (1901–1986)

    Surreal Composition 1943
    Suzanne van Damme (1901–1986)
    Oil on canvas
    H 90 x W 110 cm
    Rediscovering Art by Women
    Surreal Composition
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Rediscovering Art by Women

  • Clemence Dane (1888–1965)

    Noël Coward before 1939
    Clemence Dane (1888–1965)
    Oil on canvas
    H 51 x W 41 cm
    National Portrait Gallery, London
    Noël Coward
    © National Portrait Gallery, London. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Frances Darlington (1880–1940)

    The Little Sea Maiden 1905
    Frances Darlington (1880–1940)
    Plaster
    H 77.5 x W 64 x D 50.5 cm
    Leeds Museums and Galleries
    The Little Sea Maiden
    Photo credit: Leeds Museums and Galleries

  • Helena Arsène Darmesteter (1854–1923)

    Hertha Ayrton (1854–1923) 1906
    Helena Arsène Darmesteter (1848–1940)
    Oil on canvas
    H 159 x W 99 cm
    Girton College, University of Cambridge
    Hertha Ayrton (1854–1923)
    Photo credit: Girton College, University of Cambridge

  • Bessie Davidson (1879–1965)

    Interior
    Bessie Davidson (1879–1965)
    Oil on panel
    H 98.7 x W 104.8 cm
    Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council
    Interior
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

  • Lilian Lucy Davidson (1879–1954)

    Low Tide, Wicklow c.1934
    Lilian Lucy Davidson (1879–1954)
    Oil on canvas
    H 73 x W 92 cm
    National Museums NI
    Low Tide, Wicklow
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Museums NI

  • Stansmore Richmond Leslie Dean (1866–1944)

    Jean Macaulay Stevenson
    Stansmore Richmond Leslie Dean (1866–1944)
    Oil on canvas
    H 53.3 x W 43.2 cm
    Glasgow Life Museums
    Jean Macaulay Stevenson
    Photo credit: Glasgow Life Museums

  • Tacita Dean (b.1965)

    Quarantania 2018
    Tacita Dean (b.1965)
    Photogravure on Somerset white satin 300 gr
    H 247 x W 757 cm
    Hiscox Collection
    Quarantania
    © courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London. Photo credit: Hiscox Collection

  • Emmeline Deane (1858–1944)

    Anna Bilinska (1857–1893) 1884
    Emmeline Deane (1858–1944)
    Oil on canvas
    H 128 x W 90.7 cm
    Victoria Art Gallery
    Anna Bilinska (1857–1893)
    Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

  • Joyce Dennys (1893–1991)

    Above Steamer Steps
    Joyce Dennys (1893–1991)
    Oil on board
    H 58 x W 89 cm
    Budleigh Salterton Town Council
    Above Steamer Steps
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Budleigh Salterton Town Council

  • Ann Langford Dent (1924–2014)

    Trafalgar Square, London 1958
    Ann Langford Dent (1924–2014)
    Oil on board
    H 70.8 x W 91.5 cm
    Leicester Museums and Galleries
    Trafalgar Square, London
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Leicester Museums and Galleries

  • Lillian Desow-Fishbein (1921–2004)

    The New Image – VIII 1973
    Lillian Desow-Fishbein (1921–2004)
    Colour lithograph
    H 50.8 x W 38.1 cm
    Rediscovering Art by Women
    The New Image – VIII
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Rediscovering Art by Women

  • Nicolette Macnamara Devas (1911–1987)

    Juanita in the Morning 1940
    Nicolette Macnamara Devas (1911–1987)
    Oil on canvas
    H 60.5 x W 73 cm
    Manchester Art Gallery
    Juanita in the Morning
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

  • Jessie Alexandra Dick (1896–1976)

    Matron Anna C. Dick
    Jessie Alexandra Dick (1896–1976)
    Oil on canvas
    H 126.6 x W 75.8 cm
    Falkirk Council
    Matron Anna C. Dick
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Falkirk Council

  • Margaret Isabel Dicksee (1859–1903)

    The Children of Charles I exhibited 1895
    Margaret Isabel Dicksee (1859–1903)
    Oil on canvas
    H 105.5 x W 85 cm
    Gallery Oldham
    The Children of Charles I
    Photo credit: Bridgeman Images

  • Grace Digby (1895–c.1965)

    After the Shelling, Louvain 1914
    Grace Digby (1895–c.1965)
    Oil on canvas
    H 100.3 x W 114.3 cm
    IWM (Imperial War Museums)
    After the Shelling, Louvain
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: IWM (Imperial War Museums)

  • Angela Dillon (b.1955)

    Campos de Santa Fe 1998
    Angela Dillon (b.1955)
    Oil on canvas
    H 457 x W 365 cm
    CW+
    Campos de Santa Fe
    © the artist. Photo credit: CW+

  • Jessica Dismorr (1885–1939)

    Jessica Dismorr c.1929
    Jessica Dismorr (1885–1939)
    Oil on gesso board
    H 60.9 x W 48.4 cm
    National Portrait Gallery, London
    Jessica Dismorr
    Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Anna Dixon (1873–1959)

    Children Playing in the Byre
    Anna Dixon (1873–1959) (attributed to)
    Oil on canvas
    H 38.5 x W 49.5 cm
    Maggie's Dundee
    Children Playing in the Byre
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Maggie's Dundee

  • Valentine Dobrée (1894–1974)

    Still Life with Skull, Shell and Column
    Valentine Dobrée (1894–1974)
    Oil on board
    H 63.5 x W 79.1 cm
    The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
    Still Life with Skull, Shell and Column
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds

  • Phyllis Dodd (1899–1995)

    Profile
    Phyllis Dodd (1899–1995)
    Oil on canvas
    H 60 x W 49.2 cm
    Newport Museum and Art Gallery
    Profile
    © P. and R. Bliss. Photo credit: Newport Museum and Art Gallery

  • Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson (1847–1906)

    View from Llandrindod Wells: The Upper Link c.1900
    Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson (1847–1906)
    Oil on canvas
    H 46 x W 36 cm
    Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales
    View from Llandrindod Wells: The Upper Link
    Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

  • Isobelle Ann Dods-Withers (1876–1939)

    Les maisons suspendues, Valence 1915
    Isobelle Ann Dods-Withers (1876–1939)
    Oil on canvas
    H 64 x W 76.8 cm
    Walker Art Gallery
    Les maisons suspendues, Valence
    Photo credit: Walker Art Gallery

  • Isobel Donaldson (1880–1954)

    Dr Malcolm Donaldson (1884–1973) exhibited 1921
    Isobel Donaldson (1880–1954)
    Bronze
    H 54 cm
    Barts Health NHS Trust Archives and Museums
    Dr Malcolm Donaldson (1884–1973)
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Barts Health NHS Trust Archives and Museums

  • Jane Dowling (b.1925)

    Untitled
    Jane Dowling (1925–2023)
    Oil & mixed media on canvas
    H 151.8 x W 152 cm
    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Untitled
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Edith Downing (1857–1931)

    Avarice 1907
    Edith Downing (1857–1931)
    Bronze
    H 72.3 x W 47.3 x D 69 cm
    Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales
    Avarice
    Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

  • Honor Camilla Doyle (1888–1944)

    Lock 75, Cassiobury Canal
    Honor Camilla Doyle (1888–1944)
    Oil on canvas
    H 45.6 x W 68.3 cm
    Norfolk Museums Service
    Lock 75, Cassiobury Canal
    Photo credit: Norfolk Museums Service

  • Pamela Drew (1910–1989)

    CFE (Central Fighter Establishment) West Rayham Norfolk: Hawker Hunter Disperal Hangars, 1955 c.1955
    Pamela Drew (1910–1989)
    Oil on hardboard
    H 50 x W 61 cm
    Royal Air Force Museum
    CFE (Central Fighter Establishment) West Rayham Norfolk: Hawker Hunter Disperal Hangars, 1955
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Royal Air Force Museum

  • Elsie Druce (1880–1965)

    Summer Time
    Elsie Druce (1880–1965)
    Etching on paper
    H 18 x W 19 cm
    Rye Art Gallery
    Summer Time
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Rye Art Gallery

  • Amy Julia Drucker (1873–1951)

    For He Had Great Possessions 1932
    Amy Julia Drucker (1873–1951)
    Oil on canvas on board
    H 50.5 x W 61.2 cm
    Ben Uri Collection
    For He Had Great Possessions
    Photo credit: Ben Uri Collection

  • Ruth Duckworth (1919–2009)

    Untitled 2004
    Ruth Duckworth (1919–2009)
    Porcelain
    H 16 x W 20 x D 12 cm
    Aberystwyth University School of Art Museum and Galleries
    Untitled
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Aberystwyth University School of Art Museum and Galleries

  • Rita Duffy (b.1959)

    The Legacy of the Boyne 1989
    Rita Duffy (b.1959)
    Oil on board
    H 122 x W 95 cm
    Ulster University
    The Legacy of the Boyne
    © the artist. Photo credit: Ulster University

  • Marlene Dumas (b.1953)

    Lucy 2004
    Marlene Dumas (b.1953)
    Oil on canvas
    H 110.3 x W 130.3 cm
    Tate
    Lucy
    © courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London. Photo credit: Tate

  • Mary Duncan (1885–1964)

    Whitesand Bay 1920s
    Mary Duncan (1885–1964)
    Oil on canvas
    H 81 x W 92 cm
    Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum
    Whitesand Bay
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

  • Marion Wallace Dunlop (1864–1942)

    A Glaring Demon (blue and yellow) from 'Devils in Diverse Shapes' 1906
    Marion Wallace Dunlop (1864–1942)
    Hand coloured woodcut
    H 12.8 x W 10.2 cm
    Rediscovering Art by Women
    A Glaring Demon (blue and yellow) from 'Devils in Diverse Shapes'
    Photo credit: Rediscovering Art by Women

  • Anne Dunn (b.1929)

    Landscape with a Pine 1958
    Anne Dunn (b.1929)
    Oil on canvas
    H 70 x W 89.5 cm
    Government Art Collection
    Landscape with a Pine
    © the artist. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

  • Susan D. Durant (1827–1873)

    Woronzow Greig (1805–1865) 1866
    Susan D. Durant (1827–1873)
    Marble
    H 63 x W 56 x D 30.5 cm
    The Royal Society

  • Mabel Dwight (1875–1955)

    The Brothers 1928
    Mabel Dwight (1875–1955)
    Lithograph on paper
    H 40.1 x W 28.8 cm
    American Museum & Gardens
    The Brothers
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: American Museum & Gardens