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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: Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654 or after), Ethel Léontine Gabain (1883–1950), Caroline Gabriel (1912–1997), Edith Mabel Gabriel (1882–1972), Clare Galloway (b.1973), Marie Antonietta Gambaro (1929–1981), Valerie Ganz (1936–2015), Alexandra Gardner (b.1945), Eliza Draper Gardiner (1871–1955), Grace Gardner (1920–2013), and 57 more
66 artworks
  • Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654 or after)

    Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria c.1615–1617
    Artemisia Gentileschi (1593–1654 or after)
    Oil on canvas
    H 71.5 x W 71 cm
    The National Gallery, London
    Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria
    Photo credit: The National Gallery, London

  • Ethel Léontine Gabain (1883–1950)

    Sunburnt Nymph 1930s
    Ethel Léontine Gabain (1883–1950)
    Oil on canvas
    H 44 x W 34 cm
    Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust
    Sunburnt Nymph
    Photo credit: Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust

  • Caroline Gabriel (active c.1930)

    George Charlton (1899–1979) c.1930
    Caroline Gabriel (1912–1997)
    Painted plaster
    H 31 x W 23 x D 25 cm
    Burgh House and Hampstead Museum
    George Charlton (1899–1979)
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Burgh House and Hampstead Museum

  • Edith Mabel Gabriel (1882–1972)

    A Spring Song 1927
    Edith Mabel Gabriel (1882–1972)
    Bronze
    H 76.2 x W 44.5 x D 45.7 cm
    Ferens Art Gallery
    A Spring Song
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Ferens Art Gallery

  • Clare Galloway (b.1973)

    Healing (Protection) 2000
    Clare Galloway (b.1973)
    Acrylic, pen & pencil on board
    H 51.8 x W 84.3 cm
    Glasgow Women's Library
    Healing (Protection)
    © the artist. Photo credit: Glasgow Women's Library

  • Marie Antonietta Gambaro (1929–1981)

    Townscape 1959
    Marie Antonietta Gambaro (1929–1981)
    Oil on canvas
    H 84 x W 104 cm
    Victoria Art Gallery
    Townscape
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

  • Valerie Ganz (1936–2015)

    Opencast Site* 1990
    Valerie Ganz (1936–2015)
    Oil on canvas
    H 87 x W 206 cm
    National Coal Mining Museum for England
    Opencast Site*
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: National Coal Mining Museum for England

  • Alexandra Gardner (b.1945)

    Portrait of a Young Man 1991
    Alexandra Gardner (b.1945)
    Oil on board
    H 33 x W 28 cm
    The Fleming Collection
    Portrait of a Young Man
    © the artist. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

  • Eliza Draper Gardiner (1871–1955)

    Young Boy with Cat c.1935
    Eliza Draper Gardiner (1871–1955)
    Colour woodcut on paper
    H 15.9 x W 10.8 cm
    American Museum & Gardens
    Young Boy with Cat
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: American Museum & Gardens

  • Grace Gardner (1920–2013)

    Grid Dancing 1998–2000
    Grace Gardner (1920–2013)
    Oil on canvas
    H 122 x W 122 cm
    Falmouth Art Gallery
    Grid Dancing
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Falmouth Art Gallery

  • Angelica Garnett (1918–2012)

    White Daffodils in a Ceramic Jug c.1940–1942
    Angelica Garnett (1918–2012)
    Oil on canvas
    H 44.5 x W 38.5 cm
    National Trust, Monk's House
    White Daffodils in a Ceramic Jug
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: National Trust Images

  • Jill Garnier (1890–1966)

    Portrait of a Young Lady with a Plait
    Jill Garnier (1890–1966)
    Oil on canvas
    H 51 x W 46 cm
    Falmouth Art Gallery
    Portrait of a Young Lady with a Plait
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Falmouth Art Gallery

  • Inna Garsoian (1896–1984)

    Fondamenta Eremite
    Inna Garsoian (1896–1984)
    Oil on canvas
    The Fitzwilliam Museum
    Fondamenta Eremite
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Fitzwilliam Museum

  • Alethea Garstin (1894–1978)

    Small Trader
    Alethea Garstin (1894–1978)
    Oil on canvas
    H 22.5 x W 32 cm
    RWA (Royal West of England Academy)
    Small Trader
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: RWA (Royal West of England Academy)

  • Margarethe Garthe (1891–1976)

    Abstract
    Margarethe Garthe (1891–1976)
    Acrylic on board
    H 128 x W 48.5 cm
    Bromley Historic Collections
    Abstract
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Bromley Historic Collections

  • Tirzah Garwood (1908–1951)

    The Crocodile 1929
    Tirzah Garwood (1908–1951)
    Engraving on boxwood
    H 29.7 x W 21 cm
    Rediscovering Art by Women
    The Crocodile
    Photo credit: Rediscovering Art by Women

  • Rosemary Gascoyne (1936–2012)

    Kitchen in Daylight 1981
    Rosemary Gascoyne (1936–2012)
    Oil on canvas
    H 167.5 x W 102 cm
    Dumfries and Galloway Council
    Kitchen in Daylight
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Dumfries and Galloway Council

  • Winifred Gaussen (1903–2002)

    Scales: Weighed in the Balance 1960s
    Winifred Gaussen (1903–2002)
    Oil on board
    H 118 x W 90 cm
    University of Exeter, Fine Art Collection
    Scales: Weighed in the Balance
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: University of Exeter, Fine Art Collection

  • Mabel Gear (1890–1974)

    Girl with a Dog
    Mabel Gear (1890–1974)
    Watercolour on paper
    H 37 x W 26.5 cm
    Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
    Girl with a Dog
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

  • Wilhelmina Geddes (1887–1955)

    Saint Joseph and the Angel 1919–1920
    Wilhelmina Geddes (1887–1955)
    Stained glass
    H 27 x W 27 cm
    The Stained Glass Museum
    Saint Joseph and the Angel
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Stained Glass Museum

  • Ada Freeman Gell (c.1850–1929)

    At the Brook 1899
    Ada Freeman Gell (c.1850–1929)
    Bronze
    H 53 x W 59 x D 37 cm
    Brighton & Hove Museums
    At the Brook
    Photo credit: Brighton & Hove Museums

  • Isa Genzken (b.1948)

    Two Loudspeakers 1986
    Isa Genzken (b.1948)
    Concrete & steel
    Tate
    Two Loudspeakers
    © DACS 2023. Photo credit: Tate

  • Margaret Gere (1878–1965)

    The Garden of the Slothful c.1901
    Margaret Gere (1878–1965)
    Tempera on silk mounted on panel
    H 26 x W 26 cm
    Royal Holloway, University of London
    The Garden of the Slothful
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Royal Holloway, University of London

  • Kaff Gerrard (1894–1970)

    Poppies
    Kaff Gerrard (1894–1970)
    Oil on board
    H 38 x W 47.5 cm
    Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, mima
    Poppies
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, mima

  • Evelyn Gibbs (1905–1991)

    Café Interior 1940
    Evelyn Gibbs (1905–1991)
    Oil on canvas
    H 63.5 x W 76.5 cm
    Aberystwyth University School of Art Museum and Galleries
    Café Interior
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Aberystwyth University School of Art Museum and Galleries

  • Mary Gwenillan Gibson (1888–1966)

    Angel
    Mary Gwenillan Gibson (1888–1966)
    Oil on board
    H 55 x W 45 cm
    Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage
    Angel
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage

  • Joan Gillchrest (1918–2008)

    Harbour Mouth, Newlyn 1978
    Joan Gillchrest (1918–2008)
    Oil on board
    H 102 x W 73 cm
    St Michael's Hospital
    Harbour Mouth, Newlyn
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: St Michael's Hospital

  • Madge Gill (1882–1961)

    Faces* 1920–1960
    Madge Gill (1882–1961)
    Ink on paper
    H 60 x W 50 cm
    London Borough of Newham Heritage Service
    Faces*
    © crown copyright. Photo credit: London Borough of Newham Heritage Service

  • Winifred Gill (1893–1981)

    Still Life with Glass Jar and Silver Box 1914
    Winifred Gill (1893–1981)
    Oil on cardboard
    H 48 x W 32.8 cm
    The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)
    Still Life with Glass Jar and Silver Box
    © The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. Photo credit: The Courtauld

  • Mary Gaskell Gillick (1881–1965)

    Elizabeth II (1926–2022) 1954
    Mary Gaskell Gillick (1881–1965)
    Plaster
    H 38 x W 38 x D 3 cm
    Leeds Museums and Galleries
    Elizabeth II (1926–2022)
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Leeds Museums and Galleries

  • Maeve Gilmore (1918–1983)

    Two Boys and a Cat 1965
    Maeve Gilmore (1918–1983)
    Oil on canvas
    H 61 x W 61 cm
    University College London Hospitals
    Two Boys and a Cat
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: University College London Hospitals

  • Edna Ginesi (1902–2000)

    Woodhouse, Burnsall
    Edna Ginesi (1902–2000)
    Oil on canvas
    H 72.8 x W 91.7 cm
    The Hepworth Wakefield
    Woodhouse, Burnsall
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Hepworth Wakefield

  • Phyllis Ethel Ginger (1907–2005)

    Madeleine Henrey in Piccadilly Circus 1926
    Phyllis Ethel Ginger (1907–2005)
    Watercolour
    H 34 x W 29 cm
    Senate House, University of London
    Madeleine Henrey in Piccadilly Circus
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Senate House, University of London

  • Elsie Gledstanes (1891–1982)

    A Women's Royal Naval Service Officer c.1940
    Elsie Gledstanes (1891–1982)
    Oil on canvas
    H 60.8 x W 51 cm
    IWM (Imperial War Museums)
    A Women's Royal Naval Service Officer
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: IWM (Imperial War Museums)

  • Feodora Gleichen (1861–1922)

    Stirrup Charge 1914
    Feodora Gleichen (1861–1922)
    Bronze
    H 25.3 x W 35.6 x D 20.3 cm
    National Trust, Tatton Park
    Stirrup Charge
    Photo credit: National Trust Images

  • Helena Gleichen (1873–1947)

    Troops Moving into Gorizia c.1917–1919
    Helena Gleichen (1873–1947)
    Oil on canvas
    H 107.9 x W 126.3 cm
    IWM (Imperial War Museums)
    Troops Moving into Gorizia
    Photo credit: IWM (Imperial War Museums)

  • Beatrice Glenavy (1881–1970)

    Enigma 1930s
    Beatrice Glenavy (1881–1970)
    Oil on canvas
    H 43.8 x W 36 cm
    National Museums NI
    Enigma
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Museums NI

  • Isobel Lilian Gloag (1865–1917)

    A Bunch of Flowers
    Isobel Lilian Gloag (1865–1917)
    Oil on canvas
    H 77.4 x W 64.4 cm
    Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council
    A Bunch of Flowers
    Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

  • Flora A. P. Glover (1919–1946)

    The Flood c.1941
    Flora A. P. Glover (1919–1946)
    Oil & pencil on panel
    H 39.5 x W 44.4 cm
    Laing Art Gallery
    The Flood
    Photo credit: Laing Art Gallery

  • Gluck (1895–1978)

    The artist Gluck rejected any forename or prefix (such as 'Miss') and consistently broke gender norms. It is impossible to know if Gluck would use non-binary pronouns if alive today. There are people who claim Gluck as non-binary, and others who insist on the artist being a woman (and lesbian). The artist's inclusion in this list is not intended to definitively categorise Gluck as being a particular gender but rather to invite more research to be conducted about the artist – and about every artist on this list.

    Gluck 1942
    Gluck (1895–1978)
    Oil on canvas
    H 30.6 x W 25.4 cm
    National Portrait Gallery, London
    Gluck
    © National Portrait Gallery, London. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Alma Gogin (née Broadbridge) (1854–1948)

    Tea Leaves
    Alma Gogin (née Broadbridge) (1854–1948)
    Oil on canvas
    H 55.9 x W 86.4 cm
    York Museums Trust

  • Grace Lydia Golden (1904–1993)

    An Emergency Food Office 1941
    Grace Lydia Golden (1904–1993)
    Oil on canvas
    H 38.1 x W 55.8 cm
    IWM (Imperial War Museums)
    An Emergency Food Office
    Photo credit: IWM (Imperial War Museums)

  • Anne Wilson Goldthwaite (1869–1944)

    Little Boy on a Donkey 1889–1944
    Anne Wilson Goldthwaite (1869–1944)
    Lithograph on paper
    H 32 x W 45 cm
    American Museum & Gardens
    Little Boy on a Donkey
    Photo credit: American Museum & Gardens

  • Hilda Goldwag (1912–2008)

    October 1962
    Hilda Goldwag (1912–2008)
    Oil on board
    H 46 x W 75 cm
    East Dunbartonshire Council
    October
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: East Dunbartonshire Council

  • Natalia Goncharova (1881–1962)

    Gardening 1908
    Natalia Goncharova (1881–1962)
    Oil on canvas
    H 102.9 x W 123.2 cm
    Tate
    Gardening
    © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2023. Photo credit: Tate

  • Dora Gordine (1895–1991)

    Standing Female Nude (Dame Edith Evans, 1888–1976) 1937–1938
    Dora Gordine (1895–1991) and Valsuani
    Bronze
    H 84.5 x W 19 x D 16.2 cm
    Dorich House Museum, Kingston University
    Standing Female Nude (Dame Edith Evans, 1888–1976)
    © Dorich House Museum, Kingston University. Photo credit: Dorich House Museum, Kingston University

  • Cora Josephine Gordon (1879–1950)

    France: The Village on the Hills
    Cora Josephine Gordon (1879–1950)
    Oil on canvas
    H 71.1 x W 91.4 cm
    Glasgow Life Museums
    France: The Village on the Hills
    Photo credit: Glasgow Life Museums

  • Hilda May Gordon (1874–1972)

    Portrait of an Indian Woman
    Hilda May Gordon (1874–1972)
    Watercolour on tinted paper
    H 21 x W 16 cm
    Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
    Portrait of an Indian Woman
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

  • Laura Sylvia Gosse (1881–1968)

    The Printer c.1915
    Laura Sylvia Gosse (1881–1968)
    Oil on canvas
    H 100 x W 74.8 cm
    Museum & Art Swindon
    The Printer
    © the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Museum & Art Swindon

  • Frances Elizabeth Grace (1857–1939)

    Still Life
    Frances Elizabeth Grace (1857–1939)
    Oil on canvas
    H 76 x W 55.8 cm
    Brighton & Hove Museums
    Still Life
    Photo credit: Brighton & Hove Museums

  • Mary Grant (1831–1908)

    Sir John Maxwell (1791–1865), 8th Baronet
    Mary Grant (1831–1908)
    Marble
    Glasgow Life Museums
    Sir John Maxwell (1791–1865), 8th Baronet
    Photo credit: Glasgow Life Museums

  • Eileen Gray (1878–1976)

    Collage 1940–1949
    Eileen Gray (1878–1976)
    Oil & collage on paper
    H 33.5 x W 37.2 cm
    Leicester Museums and Galleries
    Collage
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Leicester Museums and Galleries

  • Millicent Etheldreda Gray (1873–1957)

    Sir Frederick Harrison, General Manager, London and North Western Railway
    Millicent Etheldreda Gray (1873–1957)
    Oil on canvas
    H 135.4 x W 105.6 cm
    National Railway Museum

  • Elizabeth Greenly (active 1801–1803)

    Llantrisant 1803
    Elizabeth Greenly (active 1801–1803)
    Oil on canvas
    H 29.8 x W 42.6 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    Llantrisant
    Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

  • Leonora Kathleen Green (1901–1966)

    Coupons Required 1941
    Leonora Kathleen Green (1901–1966)
    Oil on canvas
    H 40.5 x W 51 cm
    IWM (Imperial War Museums)
    Coupons Required
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: IWM (Imperial War Museums)

  • Madeline Green (1884–1947)

    Self Portrait (The Chenille Net) 1947
    Madeline Green (1884–1947)
    Oil on linen laid on canvas
    H 40.6 x W 25.4 cm
    Dulwich Picture Gallery
    Self Portrait (The Chenille Net)
    Photo credit: By permission of Dulwich Picture Gallery

  • Margaret Green (1925–2003)

    Bus Trip from the Pits 1956
    Margaret Green (1925–2003)
    Oil on board
    H 92 x W 122.5 cm
    Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
    Bus Trip from the Pits
    © the studio estate of Lionel Bulmer and Margaret Green is represented by David Messum Fine Art Ltd. Photo credit: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

  • Kate Greenaway (1846–1901)

    Two Children Gathering Flowers
    Kate Greenaway (1846–1901)
    Pen & ink, watercolour on paper
    The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)

  • Joan Kevan Greenhalgh (1906–1999)

    The Blind Girl 1925
    Joan Kevan Greenhalgh (1906–1999)
    Bronze
    H 16.5 cm
    Lady Lever Art Gallery
    The Blind Girl
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Lady Lever Art Gallery

  • Christine Gregory (1879–1963)

    A Child of Africa 1941
    Christine Gregory (1879–1963)
    Bronze
    H 32 x W 21.5 x D 21 cm
    Burgh House and Hampstead Museum
    A Child of Africa
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Burgh House and Hampstead Museum

  • Nancy Grossman (b.1940)

    Head 1968
    Nancy Grossman (b.1940)
    Leather, studs, nails & epoxy resin over wood
    H 31.8 x W 19 x D 23.1 cm
    National Galleries of Scotland
    Head
    © Nancy Grossman, Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

  • Colette Gueden (1905–2000)

    Buste feminin aux deux oiseaux 1952
    Colette Gueden (1905–2000)
    Glazed ceramic on integral pedestal
    Rediscovering Art by Women
    Buste feminin aux deux oiseaux
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Rediscovering Art by Women

  • Meraud Guevara (1904–1993)

    Seated Woman with Small Dog (Femme assise au petit chien) c.1939
    Meraud Guevara (1904–1993)
    Oil and pencil on canvas
    H 89 x W 65 cm
    Tate
    Seated Woman with Small Dog (Femme assise au petit chien)
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Tate

  • Molly Guion (1910–1982)

    Colonel George Archer Rusk (d.1982), DSO, MC
    Molly Guion (1910–1982)
    Oil on canvas 
    H 196 x W 128 cm
    The Black Watch Castle & Museum
    Colonel George Archer Rusk (d.1982), DSO, MC
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Black Watch Castle & Museum

  • Elizabeth Gulland (1857–1934)

    Rear View of Elizabeth Gulland's House, Bushey
    Elizabeth Gulland (1857–1934)
    Watercolour over graphite on paper
    H 29 x W 24 cm
    Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
    Rear View of Elizabeth Gulland's House, Bushey
    Photo credit: Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

  • Kathleen Guthrie (1905–1981)

    Waterlow Park 1972
    Kathleen Guthrie (1905–1981)
    Oil on canvas
    H 45.5 x W 55.5 cm
    Peter Scott Gallery
    Waterlow Park
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Peter Scott Gallery