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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.

Artists featured in this Curation: Elisabeth Frink (1930–1993), Bessie Maud Christian Fagan (c.1867–1932), Kay Faithful (1930–1999), Leila Faithfull (1896–1994), Agnes Trotter Falconer (1883–1969), Anne Louise Falkner (1862–1933), Alice Maud Fanner (1865–1930), Elsie Farleigh (1900–1981), Madeleine Charlotte ('Madge') Fawkes (1880–1954), Hilda Fearon (1878–1917), and 37 more
47 artworks
  • Elisabeth Frink (1930–1993)

    Gogglehead 1967
    Elisabeth Frink (1930–1993)
    Bronze
    H 51 x W 35 x D 35 cm
    University of Liverpool
    Gogglehead
    © The Executors of the Frink Estate and Archive. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2023. Photo credit: University of Liverpool

  • Bessie Maud Christian Fagan (c.1867–1932)

    Dressing the Christmas Tree
    Bessie Maud Christian Fagan (c.1867–1932)
    Oil on canvas
    H 61 x W 51 cm
    Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage
    Dressing the Christmas Tree
    Photo credit: Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage

  • Kay Faithful (1930–1999)

    Summer Bush
    Kay Faithful (1930–1999)
    Acrylic on canvas
    H 107 x W 84 cm
    Worcester City Museums
    Summer Bush
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Worcester City Museums

  • Leila Faithfull (1896–1994)

    Evacuees Growing Cabbages 1940
    Leila Faithfull (1896–1994)
    Oil on canvas
    H 24.7 x W 29.5 cm
    IWM (Imperial War Museums)
    Evacuees Growing Cabbages
    Photo credit: IWM (Imperial War Museums)

  • Agnes Trotter Falconer (1883–1969)

    Landscape from a Studio Window
    Agnes Trotter Falconer (1883–1969)
    Oil on canvas
    H 86.4 x W 71.1 cm
    Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture
    Landscape from a Studio Window
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

  • Anne Louise Falkner (1862–1933)

    The Lunch Hour
    Anne Louise Falkner (1862–1933)
    Oil on canvas
    H 50.8 x W 61 cm
    Southampton City Art Gallery
    The Lunch Hour
    Photo credit: Southampton City Art Gallery

  • Alice Maud Fanner (1865–1930)

    Luffing off Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex 1914–1930
    Alice Maud Fanner (1865–1930)
    Oil on canvas
    H 75.1 x W 94.8 cm
    Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
    Luffing off Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex
    Photo credit: Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

  • Elsie Farleigh (1900–1981)

    Portrait of a Lady 1937
    Elsie Farleigh (1900–1981)
    Oil on canvas
    H 65 x W 53 cm
    Lakeland Arts
    Portrait of a Lady
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Lakeland Arts

  • Madeleine Charlotte ('Madge') Fawkes (1880–1954)

    Wild Flowers in Kenya 1923
    Madeleine Charlotte ('Madge') Fawkes (1880–1954)
    Oil on canvas
    H 100.5 x W 65 cm
    The Wilson
    Wild Flowers in Kenya
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Cheltenham Trust and Cheltenham Borough Council

  • Hilda Fearon (1878–1917)

    The Tea Party 1916
    Hilda Fearon (1878–1917)
    Oil on canvas
    H 54.6 x W 66 cm
    Tate
    The Tea Party
    Photo credit: Tate

  • Daphne Fedarb (1912–1992)

    The Garden at Juillac exhibited 1963
    Daphne Fedarb (1912–1992)
    Oil on canvas
    H 100 x W 75 cm
    Girton College, University of Cambridge
    The Garden at Juillac
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Girton College, University of Cambridge

  • Mary Fedden (1915–2012)

    Jug and Eggs 1972
    Mary Fedden (1915–2012)
    Oil on canvas
    H 38.5 x W 51 cm
    University of Warwick
    Jug and Eggs
    © the estate of Mary Fedden / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: University of Warwick

  • Joséphine Jeanne Hélène Feillet (1812–1889)

    Dr Edward Craven Hawtrey (1789–1862) c.1858
    Joséphine Jeanne Hélène Feillet (1812–1889)
    Oil on canvas
    Eton College
    Dr Edward Craven Hawtrey (1789–1862)
    Photo credit: Eton College

  • Sheila Fell (1931–1979)

    Snowscape with Clouds 1958
    Sheila Mary Fell (1931–1979)
    Oil on canvas
    H 101.6 x W 126.6 cm
    Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre
    Snowscape with Clouds
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

  • Christian Jane Fergusson (1876–1957)

    The Brig End 1925
    Christian Jane Fergusson (1876–1957)
    Oil on canvas
    H 38.8 x W 49.2 cm
    Dumfries and Galloway Council
    The Brig End
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Dumfries and Galloway Council

  • Elsie Few (1909–1980)

    Russell Square, London 1941
    Elsie Evelyn Few (1909–1980)
    Oil on canvas
    H 44.5 x W 29 cm
    New College, University of Oxford
    Russell Square, London
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Courtesy of the Warden and Scholars of New College/Bridgeman Images

  • Susannah Fiennes (b.1961)

    Near Conway, Wales II 1991
    Susannah Fiennes (b.1961)
    Oil on board
    H 40 x W 51 cm
    Parliamentary Art Collection
    Near Conway,  Wales II
    © the artist. Photo credit: Parliamentary Art Collection

  • Leonor Fini (1908–1996)

    Little Hermit Sphinx (Petit Sphinx hermite) 1948
    Leonor Fini (1908–1996)
    Oil on canvas
    H 41.1 x W 24.4 cm
    Tate
    Little Hermit Sphinx (Petit Sphinx hermite)
    © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2023. Photo credit: Tate

  • Doreen Finn (b.c.1905)

    Camouflage
    Doreen Finn (b.c.1905)
    Oil on canvas
    H 91.4 x W 121.9 cm
    Towner
    Camouflage
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Towner

  • Margaret Firth (1898–1991)

    Still Life: Pots and Bottles
    Margaret Firth (1898–1991)
    Oil on board
    H 38 x W 65 cm
    Lakeland Arts
    Still Life: Pots and Bottles
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Lakeland Arts

  • Winifred ('Freda') Hansard Firth (1871–1937)

    Young Woman on a Terrace Giving Grapes to a Cockatoo (Mrs Phyllis Woolner, b.1875) 1901
    Winifred ('Freda') Hansard Firth (1871–1937)
    Oil on canvas
    H 90 x W 60 cm
    National Trust, Bradley Manor
    Young Woman on a Terrace Giving Grapes to a Cockatoo (Mrs Phyllis Woolner, b.1875)
    Photo credit: National Trust Images

  • Janet C. Fisher (1867–1926)

    Rainbow over Assisi, Italy
    Janet C. Fisher (1867–1926)
    Oil on canvas
    H 43.8 x W 59.3 cm
    The Wilson
    Rainbow over Assisi, Italy
    Photo credit: The Cheltenham Trust and Cheltenham Borough Council

  • Myrta Fisher (1917–1999)

    Table with a Lamp, Mug and Bowl
    Myrta Fisher (1917–1999)
    Acrylic on canvas
    H 59.5 x W 74.5 cm
    Towner
    Table with a Lamp, Mug and Bowl
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Towner

  • Sandra Fisher (1947–1994)

    Days on the Water 1988
    Sandra Fisher (1947–1994)
    Oil on canvas
    H 45.8 x W 35.5 cm
    London Transport Museum
    Days on the Water
    © TFL from the London Transport Museum Collection. Photo credit: TFL from the London Transport Museum Collection

  • Patricia Fishwick (b.1929)

    Almond Blossom at Topsham 1956–1960
    Patricia Fishwick (b.1929)
    Oil on canvas
    H 54 x W 78 cm
    The Box, Plymouth
    Almond Blossom at Topsham
    © the artist. Photo credit: The Box, Plymouth

  • Rosamund Fletcher (1908–1993)

    Scavengers of the Sea 1973
    Rosamund Fletcher (1908–1993)
    Stone
    H 56 x W 76 cm
    Penlee House Gallery & Museum
    Scavengers of the Sea
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Penlee House Gallery & Museum

  • Mary Sargant Florence (1857–1954)

    Katharine Talbot Wallas 1883
    Mary Sargant Florence (1857–1954)
    Oil on canvas
    H 32 x W 19 cm
    Girton College, University of Cambridge
    Katharine Talbot Wallas
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Girton College, University of Cambridge

  • Julia B. Folkard (1849–1933)

    Sir Henry David Leslie (1822–1896) 1878
    Julia B. Folkard (1849–1933)
    Oil on canvas
    H 60 x W 49.6 cm
    Royal College of Music
    Sir Henry David Leslie (1822–1896)
    Photo credit: Royal College of Music

  • Lavinia Fontana (1552–1614)

    Silentium c.1590
    Lavinia Fontana (1552–1614)
    Oil on copper
    H 28 x W 21 cm
    Walker Art Gallery
    Silentium
    Photo credit: Walker Art Gallery

  • Victorine Anne Foot (1920–2000)

    Camouflaging a Cruiser in Dock 1943
    Victorine Anne Foot (1920–2000)
    Oil on canvas
    H 50.8 x W 60.9 cm
    IWM (Imperial War Museums)
    Camouflaging a Cruiser in Dock
    Photo credit: IWM (Imperial War Museums)

  • Frances Amicia de Biden Footner (1874–1961)

    Professor M. J. Hill , FRS, Vice-Chancellor of London University (1909–1911)
    Frances Amicia de Biden Footner (1874–1961)
    Oil on canvas
    H 59.7 x W 48.9 cm
    UCL Culture
    Professor M. J. Hill , FRS, Vice-Chancellor of London University (1909–1911)
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: UCL Culture

  • Elizabeth Adela Forbes (1859–1912)

    School Is Out 1889
    Elizabeth Adela Forbes (1859–1912)
    Oil on canvas
    H 106 x W 145 cm
    Penlee House Gallery & Museum
    School Is Out
    Photo credit: Penlee House Gallery & Museum

  • Vivian Forbes (1891–1937)

    Peasants Dancing
    Vivian Forbes (1891–1937)
    Oil on canvas
    H 48.5 x W 65.8 cm
    Kensington and Chelsea Local Studies
    Peasants Dancing
    Photo credit: Kensington and Chelsea Local Studies

  • Emily Ford (1851–1930)

    A Weary Way exhibited 1885
    Emily Ford (1851–1930)
    Oil on canvas
    H 180 x W 92 cm
    The Hepworth Wakefield
    A Weary Way
    Photo credit: The Hepworth Wakefield

  • Laura Ford (b.1961)

    Moose 1998
    Laura Ford (b.1961)
    Metal, plaster, wool & leather
    H 175 x W 300 x D 85 cm
    Tate
    Moose
    © the artist. Photo credit: Tate

  • Moira Forsyth (1905–1991)

    Gloria Patri 1960s
    Moira Forsyth (1905–1991)
    Stained glass
    H 104 x W 54 cm
    The Stained Glass Museum
    Gloria Patri
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Stained Glass Museum

  • Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (1872–1945)

    The Little Foot Page 1905
    Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (1872–1945)
    Oil on canvas
    H 90.8 x W 57 cm
    Walker Art Gallery
    The Little Foot Page
    Photo credit: Walker Art Gallery

  • Beryl Fowler (1880–1963)

    A Young Man Sitting on a Settle Leaning over a Chess Table 1904
    Beryl Fowler (1880–1963)
    Oil on canvas
    H 75 x W 61 cm
    Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
    A Young Man Sitting on a Settle Leaning over a Chess Table
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

  • Hannah Frank (1908–2008)

    Sun 1943
    Hannah Frank (1908–2008)
    Pen & ink on paper
    H 46 x W 32.8 cm
    Ben Uri Collection
    Sun
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Ben Uri Collection

  • Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011)

    Saturn 1963
    Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011)
    Acrylic on canvas
    H 264.2 x W 119.5 cm
    National Galleries of Scotland
    Saturn
    © estate of Helen Frankenthaler/ARS, NY and DACS, London 2024. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

  • Eva Frankfurther (1930–1959)

    West Indian Waitresses c.1955
    Eva Frankfurther (1930–1959)
    Oil on paper
    H 76 x W 55 cm
    Ben Uri Collection
    West Indian Waitresses
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Ben Uri Collection

  • Annie French (1872–1965)

    The Handkerchief c.1895
    Annie French (1872–1965)
    Ink & wash on paper
    H 19.5 x W 19.5 cm
    The Fleming Collection
    The Handkerchief
    © the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

  • María Freire (1917–2015)

    South America 1990
    María Freire (1917–2015)
    H 130 x W 100 cm
    Essex Collection of Art from Latin America
    South America
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Essex Collection of Art from Latin America

  • Lucy Marguerite Frobisher (1890–1974)

    Coronation Arch from Falconer Road, Bushey, 1953
    Lucy Marguerite Frobisher (1890–1974)
    Oil on canvas
    H 40 x W 30 cm
    Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
    Coronation Arch from Falconer Road, Bushey, 1953
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

  • Katherine Mary Fryer (1910–2017)

    Life's Journey 1961–1962
    Katherine Mary Fryer (1910–2017)
    Oil on chipboard
    H 215 x W 528 cm
    Birmingham City University
    Life's Journey
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Birmingham City University

  • Florence Ada Fuller (1867–1946)

    Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
    Florence Ada Fuller (1867–1946)
    Oil on canvas
    H 67.5 x W 87.5 cm
    Newport Museum and Art Gallery
    Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
    Photo credit: Newport Museum and Art Gallery

  • Violet Fuller (1920–2006)

    Morning Moon, Belmont Bridge 1959
    Violet Rose Fuller (1920–2008)
    Oil on board
    H 56.5 x W 77 cm
    Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Archive and Museum Service)
    Morning Moon, Belmont Bridge
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Bruce Castle Museum (Haringey Archive and Museum Service)