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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.

27 artworks
  • Laura Knight (1877–1970)

    Self Portrait aka The Model 1913
    Laura Knight (1877–1970)
    Oil on canvas
    H 152.4 x W 127.6 cm
    National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Stanislawa de Karlowska (1876–1952)

    Swiss Cottage exhibited 1914
    Stanislawa de Karlowska (1876–1952)
    Oil on canvas
    H 61 x W 76.2 cm
    Tate
    Swiss Cottage
    Photo credit: Tate

  • Barbara Kasten (b.1936)

    Diptych I 1983
    Barbara Kasten (b.1936)
    2 parts, cibachrome
    H 96 x W 78 cm
    Hiscox Collection
    Diptych I
    © the artist. Photo credit: Hiscox Collection

  • Angelica Kauffmann (1741–1807)

    Anna Maria Jenkins; Thomas Jenkins 1790
    Angelica Kauffmann (1741–1807)
    Oil on canvas
    H 129.5 x W 94.6 cm
    National Portrait Gallery, London
    Anna Maria Jenkins; Thomas Jenkins
    Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Violet MacNeish Kay (1914–1971)

    Loch Long
    Violet MacNeish Kay (1914–1971)
    Oil on canvas
    H 70 x W 90 cm
    Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Renfrewshire Council Collections
    Loch Long
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Renfrewshire Council Collections

  • Lucy Elizabeth Kemp-Welch (1869–1958)

    Gypsy Horse Drovers 1895
    Lucy Elizabeth Kemp-Welch (1869–1958)
    Oil on canvas
    H 120 x W 242.5 cm
    Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
    Gypsy Horse Drovers
    © David Messum. Photo credit: Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

  • Margaret Kemp-Welch (1873–1968)

    Wooded Hillside with Sheep Grazing 1942
    Margaret Kemp-Welch (1873–1968)
    Watercolour on paper
    H 37.5 x W 56 cm
    Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
    Wooded Hillside with Sheep Grazing
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

  • Alice Rebecca Kendall (1922–2011)

    James Pickering Kendall (1889–1978), FRSE 1956
    Alice Rebecca Kendall (1922–2011)
    Oil on canvas
    H 142 x W 113 cm
    The Royal Society of Edinburgh
    James Pickering Kendall (1889–1978), FRSE
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Royal Society of Edinburgh

  • Faith Kenworthy-Browne (1882–1973)

    One of the Old Brigade
    Faith Kenworthy-Browne (1882–1973)
    Oil on canvas
    H 52 x W 36 cm
    The Royal Hospital Chelsea
    One of the Old Brigade
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Royal Hospital Chelsea

  • Mary Kessell (1914–1977)

    Winter Wood 1956
    Mary Kessell (1914–1977)
    Oil on canvas
    H 76 x W 67 cm
    Brighton & Hove Museums
    Winter Wood
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Brighton & Hove Museums

  • Hilda Elizabeth Kidman (1891–1980)

    Nellie Noades 1941
    Hilda Elizabeth Kidman (1891–1980)
    Oil on canvas
    H 61 x W 51 cm
    North Hertfordshire Museum
    Nellie Noades
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: North Hertfordshire Museum

  • Annabel A. Kidston (1896–1981)

    West Port, St Andrews 1900–1981
    Annabel A. Kidston (1896–1981)
    Wood engraving
    H 47 x W 40 cm
    St Andrews Preservation Trust
    West Port, St Andrews
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: St Andrews Preservation Trust

  • Anne Killigrew (1660–1685)

    Venus Attired by the Three Graces
    Anne Killigrew (1660–1685)
    Oil on canvas
    H 112 x W 95 cm
    Falmouth Art Gallery
    Venus Attired by the Three Graces
    Photo credit: Falmouth Art Gallery

  • Sarah Louisa Kilpack (1839–1909)

    Girl and a Dog on Rocks at Gouffre, Guernsey c.1870
    Sarah Louisa Kilpack (1839–1909)
    Oil on board
    H 14 x W 22 cm
    Jersey Heritage
    Girl and a Dog on Rocks at Gouffre, Guernsey
    Photo credit: Jersey Heritage

  • Mary Evelina Kindon (1849–1919)

    Meiringen, Switzerland
    Mary Evelina Kindon (1849–1919)
    Watercolour on paper
    H 33.5 x W 23 cm
    Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
    Meiringen, Switzerland
    Photo credit: Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

  • Dorothy King (1907–1990)

    The Student 1962
    Dorothy King (1907–1990)
    Oil on canvas
    H 130.1 x W 83.8 cm
    Southwark Art Collection
    The Student
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Southwark Art Collection

  • Jessie Marion King (1875–1949)

    The Frog Prince 1913
    Jessie Marion King (1875–1949)
    Oil on panel
    H 35.5 x W 67.7 cm
    Glasgow Life Museums
    The Frog Prince
    Photo credit: Glasgow Life Museums

  • Christine Kinsey (b.1942)

    Llais / Ymweled – Voice / Visit 1999
    Christine Kinsey (b.1942)
    Oil on canvas
    H 127 x W 121 cm
    Carmarthenshire Museums Service Collection
    Llais / Ymweled – Voice / Visit
    © the artist. Photo credit: Carmarthenshire Museums Service Collection

  • Eve Kirk (1900–1969)

    Tower Bridge 1939–1946
    Eve Kirk (1900–1969)
    Oil on canvas
    H 84 x W 63.5 cm
    The National Archives

  • Clara Klinghoffer (1900–1970)

    Harriet Cohen 1925
    Clara Klinghoffer (1900–1970)
    Oil on canvas
    H 92 x W 61.1 cm
    National Portrait Gallery, London
    Harriet Cohen
    © National Portrait Gallery, London. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Margarete Klopfleisch (1911–1982)

    Mother and Children 1963
    Margarete Klopfleisch (1911–1982)
    Wood
    H 86.5 x W 28 cm
    Leicester Museums and Galleries
    Mother and Children
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Leicester Museums and Galleries

  • Winifred Knights (1899–1947)

    The Deluge 1920
    Winifred Knights (1899–1947)
    Oil on canvas
    H 152.9 x W 183.5 cm
    Tate
    The Deluge
    Photo credit: Tate

  • Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945)

    Woman with Dead Child 1903
    Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945)
    Etching on paper
    H 42.5 x W 49 cm
    The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
    Woman with Dead Child
    Photo credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

  • Halina Korn (1902–1978)

    Bus Stop c.1950s
    Halina Korn (1902–1978)
    Oil on canvas
    H 41 x W 31 cm
    Ben Uri Collection
    Bus Stop
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Ben Uri Collection

  • Lee Krasner (1908–1984)

    Gothic Landscape 1961
    Lee Krasner (1908–1984)
    Oil on canvas
    H 176.8 x W 237.8 cm
    Tate
    Gothic Landscape
    © ARS, NY and DACS, London 2024. Photo credit: Tate

  • Yayoi Kusama (b.1929)

    The Passing Winter 2005
    Yayoi Kusama (b.1929)
    Mirror & glass
    H 180 x W 80.5 x D 80.5 cm
    Tate
    The Passing Winter
    © the artist. Photo credit: Tate

  • Georgina Moutray Kyle (1865–1950)

    Le marché dans la rue, Concarneau c.1925
    Georgina Moutray Kyle (1865–1950)
    Oil on canvas on board
    H 38.4 x W 45.9 cm
    National Museums NI
    Le marché dans la rue, Concarneau
    Photo credit: National Museums NI