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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: Dod Procter (1892–1972), Ana Maria Pacheco (b.1943), Vera Pagava (1907–1988), Grace Pailthorpe (1883–1971), Anya Paintsil (b.1993), John Linnell (1792–1882), Hannah Emma Palmer (1818–1893), Joan Palmer (1941–1984), Sylvia Pankhurst (1882–1960), Juliet Kathleen Pannett (1911–2005), and 54 more
63 artworks
  • Dod Procter (1892–1972)

    Morning 1926
    Dod Procter (1892–1972)
    Oil on canvas
    H 76.2 x W 152.4 cm
    Tate
    Morning
    © Tate. Photo credit: Tate

  • Ana Maria Pacheco (b.1943)

    Man and His Sheep 1989
    Ana Maria Pacheco (b.1943)
    Painted wood, mixed media & Jura marble
    H 200 x W 450 cm
    Birmingham Museums Trust

  • Vera Pagava (1907–1988)

    Les pierres (Paysage) 1936
    Vera Pagava (1907–1988)
    Oil on canvas
    H 47 x W 55 cm
    Rediscovering Art by Women
    Les pierres (Paysage)
    © Association culturelle Vera Pagava - AC/VP. Photo credit: Rediscovering Art by Women

  • Grace Pailthorpe (1883–1971)

    Salempics 1936
    Grace Pailthorpe (1883–1971)
    Oil on board
    H 46.5 x W 62 cm
    Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, mima
    Salempics
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, mima

  • Anya Paintsil (b.1993)

    Mair at Cylch Meithrin 2020
    Anya Paintsil (b.1993)
    Acrylic, wool & synthetic hair on hessian
    H 107 x W 92 cm
    Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
    Mair at Cylch Meithrin
    © the artist. Photo credit: City & County of Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Collection

  • Hannah Emma Palmer (1818–1893)

    Job Offering a Sacrifice on His Return to Prosperity 1845
    John Linnell (1792–1882) and Hannah Emma Palmer (1818–1893)
    Oil on panel
    H 56 x W 76 cm
    The Fitzwilliam Museum
    Job Offering a Sacrifice on His Return to Prosperity
    Photo credit: The Fitzwilliam Museum

  • Joan Palmer (1941–1984)

    Seed Head 1969
    Joan Palmer (1941–1984)
    Oil & PVA on hardboard
    H 121.9 x W 61 cm
    Glasgow Life Museums
    Seed Head
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Glasgow Life Museums

  • Sylvia Pankhurst (1882–1960)

    Holloway Prison Brooch 1909
    Sylvia Pankhurst (1882–1960)
    Silver
    Parliamentary Art Collection
    Holloway Prison Brooch
    © Pankhurst Family. Photo credit: Parliamentary Art Collection

  • Juliet Kathleen Pannett (1911–2005)

    George Weldon (1908–1963) 1956
    Juliet Kathleen Pannett (1911–2005)
    Watercolour on paper
    H 53 x W 39 cm
    Royal Academy of Music
    George Weldon (1908–1963)
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Royal Academy of Music

  • Arlie Panting (1914–1994)

    Ophelia 1981
    Arlie Panting (1914–1994)
    Oil on canvas
    H 49.1 x W 39.1 cm
    Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre
    Ophelia
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre

  • Kathleen Ophir Theodora Parbury (1901–1986)

    Male Figure Standing 1922
    Kathleen Ophir Theodora Parbury (1901–1986)
    Oil on canvas
    H 76.2 x W 50.8 cm
    UCL Culture
    Male Figure Standing
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: UCL Culture

  • Agnes Miller Parker (1895–1980)

    The Uncivilised Cat 1930
    Agnes Miller Parker (1895–1980)
    Tempera on board
    H 52.7 x W 47.6 cm
    The Fleming Collection
    The Uncivilised Cat
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Fleming Collection

  • Cornelia Parker (b.1956)

    Thirty Pieces of Silver 1988–1989
    Cornelia Parker (b.1956)
    Silver & copper wire
    Tate
    Thirty Pieces of Silver
    © Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London. Photo credit: Tate

  • Margaret Parker (1925–2012)

    Drypool from North Bridge c.1960
    Margaret Parker (1925–2012)
    Oil on canvas
    H 100 x W 130 cm
    The University of York
    Drypool from North Bridge
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: The University of York

  • Beatrice Parsons (1870–1955)

    The River Colne, Watford
    Beatrice Parsons (1870–1955)
    Watercolour on paper
    H 30 x W 24 cm
    Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
    The River Colne, Watford
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Bushey Museum and Art Gallery

  • Marjorie Tulip Ritchie ('Trekkie') Parsons (1902–1995)

    Leonard Sidney Woolf (1880–1969), in the Doorway c.1950
    Marjorie Tulip Ritchie ('Trekkie') Parsons (1902–1995)
    Oil on canvas
    H 68.5 x W 58 cm
    National Trust, Monk's House
    Leonard Sidney Woolf (1880–1969), in the Doorway
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Trust Images

  • Wendy Pasmore (1915–2015)

    Abstract in Maroon 1959
    Wendy Pasmore (1915–2015)
    Oil on board
    H 43.2 x W 52 cm
    Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre
    Abstract in Maroon
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

  • Emily Murray Paterson (1855–1934)

    Still Life
    Emily Murray Paterson (1855–1934)
    Oil on canvas on pasteboard
    H 40.6 x W 30.5 cm
    Glasgow Life Museums
    Still Life
    Photo credit: Glasgow Life Museums

  • Celia Paul (b.1959)

    Self Portrait, May 2010 2010
    Celia Paul (b.1959)
    Oil on canvas
    H 25.4 x W 25.4 cm
    The Ruth Borchard Collection
    Self Portrait, May 2010
    © the artist. Photo credit: Ruth Borchard Collection

  • Kathleen Margaret Pearson (1898–1961)

    The Gypsy Cart 1930
    Kathleen Margaret Pearson (1898–1961)
    Oil on canvas
    H 58.5 x W 72.5 cm
    Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
    The Gypsy Cart
    © Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. Photo credit: Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

  • Mary Martha Pearson (1799–1871)

    Sir Rowland Hill (1795–1879) c.1836
    Mary Martha Pearson (1799–1871)
    Oil on canvas
    H 95 x W 69 cm
    The Postal Museum
    Sir Rowland Hill (1795–1879)
    Photo credit: The Postal Museum

  • Beatrice Stella Pedder (1875–1965)

    The Back of 59 Park Walk 1937
    Beatrice Stella Pedder (1875–1965)
    Oil on canvas
    H 47 x W 32 cm
    Kensington and Chelsea Local Studies
    The Back of 59 Park Walk
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Kensington and Chelsea Local Studies

  • Clara Peeters (c.1585–c.1655)

    Still Life of Fruit and Flowers 1608–1621
    Clara Peeters (c.1585–c.1655)
    Oil on copper
    H 64 x W 89 cm
    Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
    Still Life of Fruit and Flowers
    Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

  • Misomé Peile (1907–1983)

    Build-up 1959
    Misomé Peile (1907–1983)
    Oil on board
    H 121 x W 75 cm
    Newlyn Art Gallery
    Build-up
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Newlyn Art Gallery

  • Muriel Alice Pemberton (1909–1993)

    Vase of Flowers
    Muriel Alice Pemberton (1909–1993)
    Watercolour on paper
    H 30 x W 30 cm
    Royal Watercolour Society
    Vase of Flowers
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Royal Watercolour Society

  • Joanne Pemberton-Longman (1918–1973)

    Professional Jealousy 1947
    Joanne Pemberton-Longman (1918–1973)
    Oil on canvas
    H 76 x W 63 cm
    National Trust, Mount Stewart
    Professional Jealousy
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Trust Images

  • Ida Southwell Perrin (1861–1953)

    Frances Mary Buss (1827–1894), Founder, The Camden School 1896
    Ida Southwell Perrin (1861–1953)
    Oil on canvas
    H 58 x W 49 cm
    The Camden School for Girls
    Frances Mary Buss (1827–1894), Founder, The Camden School
    Photo credit: The Camden School for Girls

  • Kate Perugini (1839–1929)

    Mary Angela Dickens (1862–1948) 1882
    Kate Perugini (1839–1929)
    Oil on canvas
    H 23 x W 15 cm
    Guildhall Museum, Rochester
    Mary Angela Dickens (1862–1948)
    Photo credit: Guildhall Museum, Rochester

  • Deanna Petherbridge (b.1939)

    Islamic Series 76
    Deanna Petherbridge (1939–2024)
    Pen & ink on paper
    H 69 x W 49.5 cm
    Harlow Art Trust
    Islamic Series 76
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Harlow Art Trust

  • Claudia Petretti (b.1965)

    Self Portrait
    Claudia Petretti (b.1965)
    Oil on canvas
    H 93 x W 78 cm
    Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh)
    Self Portrait
    © the artist. Photo credit: Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh)

  • Maria Petrie (1887–1972)

    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) 1959
    Maria Petrie (1887–1972)
    Bronze
    H 33 cm
    National Portrait Gallery, London
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Nicola Jane ('Nicky') Philipps (b.1964)

    William, Prince of Wales; Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex 2009
    Nicola Jane ('Nicky') Philipps (b.1964)
    Oil on canvas
    H 137.4 x W 147.5 cm
    National Portrait Gallery, London
    William, Prince of Wales; Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
    © National Portrait Gallery, London. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Constance Phillott (1842–1931)

    Eugenie Sellers, Mrs Arthur Strong 1890
    Constance Phillott (1842–1931)
    Oil on canvas
    H 31.5 x W 24.3 cm
    Girton College, University of Cambridge
    Eugenie Sellers, Mrs Arthur Strong
    Photo credit: Girton College, University of Cambridge

  • Amalia Pica (b.1978)

    Catachresis #40 Teeth of the Rake Leg of the Chair, Leg of the Table, Head of the Screw) 2013
    Amalia Pica (b.1978)
    Found materials
    H 80 x W 61 x D 31 cm
    Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre
    Catachresis #40 Teeth of the Rake Leg of the Chair, Leg of the Table, Head of the Screw)
    © the artist. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

  • Louise Pickard (1865–1928)

    A Bridge at Bruges, Belgium
    Louise Pickard (1865–1928)
    Oil on canvas
    H 54 x W 65 cm
    Ferens Art Gallery
    A Bridge at Bruges, Belgium
    Photo credit: Ferens Art Gallery

  • Marie-Louise Roosevelt Pierrepont (1889–1984)

    Seated Self Portrait, Shown in a Cheval Dressing Mirror 1952
    Marie-Louise Roosevelt Pierrepont (1889–1984)
    Oil on canvas
    H 76.5 x W 63.5 cm
    The Pierrepont Collection
    Seated Self Portrait, Shown in a Cheval Dressing Mirror
    © The Stonebridge Trust. Photo credit: The Pierrepont Collection

  • Cathie Pilkington (b.1968)

    Good Bed Bad Bed 2018
    Cathie Pilkington (b.1968)
    Painted & quilted linen, painted bronze, plaster, clay, Hepplewhite four-poster bed
    H 240 x W 203 x D 160 cm
    Pallant House Gallery
    Good Bed Bad Bed
    © the artist / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: The Artist / Perou

  • Hedwig Esther Pillitz (1896–1987)

    Dorothy Black (1913–1985), as Emily Brontë in 'The Brontës' by Alfred Sangster 1933
    Hedwig Esther Pillitz (1896–1987)
    Oil on canvas
    H 76.9 x W 63.8 cm
    Victoria and Albert Museum
    Dorothy Black (1913–1985), as Emily Brontë in 'The Brontës' by Alfred Sangster
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Gladys Annie Pinks (1890–1973)

    Deserted and Forlorn 1942
    Gladys Annie Pinks (1890–1973)
    Oil on canvas
    H 106 x W 75.2 cm
    Museum of London
    Deserted and Forlorn
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Museum of London

  • Orovida Camille Pissarro (1893–1968)

    Self-portrait 1913
    Orovida Camille Pissarro (1893–1968)
    Oil on canvas
    H 39.5 x W 32 cm
    Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
    Self-portrait
    © The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

  • Maria Pixell (d.1811)

    A View of Arlington Court and St James's Church Tower from the Park, Devon 1797
    Maria Pixell (1762–1844)
    Oil on canvas
    H 50.8 x W 61 cm
    National Trust, Arlington Court and National Trust Carriage Museum
    A View of Arlington Court and St James's Church Tower from the Park, Devon
    Photo credit: National Trust Images

  • Stella Platt (1913–2011)

    Houses in the Valley
    Stella Platt (1913–2011)
    Oil on canvas
    H 45 x W 35 cm
    Gallery Oldham
    Houses in the Valley
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Gallery Oldham

  • Ingrid Pollard

    Untitled: 'Women's Voices' 2021
    Ingrid Pollard
    Mixed media
    Glasgow Women's Library
    Untitled: 'Women's Voices'
    © Ingrid Pollard. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Photo credit: Glasgow Women's Library

  • Daphne Pollen (1904–1986)

    English Landscape and Palestine Landscape with a Crucifixion Scene
    Daphne Pollen (1904–1986)
    Oil on panel
    H 30 x W 114 cm
    Campion Hall, University of Oxford
    English Landscape and Palestine Landscape with a Crucifixion Scene
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Campion Hall, University of Oxford

  • Elizabeth Violet Polunin (1878–1950)

    Anna Pavlova
    Elizabeth Violet Polunin (1878–1950)
    Oil on canvas
    H 50.2 x W 38.2 cm
    Manchester Art Gallery
    Anna Pavlova
    Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

  • Clarice Hall Pomfret (1930–2014)

    The Last Stand 1965
    Clarice Hall Pomfret (1930–2014)
    Oil on board
    H 37 x W 55.5 cm
    Bolton Library & Museum Services, Bolton Council
    The Last Stand
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Bolton Library & Museum Services, Bolton Council

  • Vera Ellen Poole (1890–1965)

    The Artist's Mother and Jack
    Vera Ellen Poole (1890–1965)
    Oil on canvas
    H 38.2 x W 30.8 cm
    Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
    The Artist's Mother and Jack
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

  • Lyubov Popova (1889–1924)

    Painterly Architectonic 1916
    Lyubov Popova (1889–1924)
    Oil on board
    H 59.4 x W 39.4 cm
    National Galleries of Scotland
    Painterly Architectonic
    Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

  • Peggy Postma (b.1962)

    Untitled
    Peggy Postma (b.1962)
    Oil on canvas
    H 200.1 x W 250.2 cm
    University of Liverpool
    Untitled
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: University of Liverpool

  • Beatrix Potter (1866–1943)

    Leccinum versipelle 1887–1900
    Beatrix Potter (1866–1943)
    Watercolour on paper
    H 30.4 x W 24.1 cm
    The Armitt Museum and Library
    Leccinum versipelle
    Photo credit: The Armitt Museum and Library

  • Mary Potter (1900–1981)

    The Window, Chiswick 1929
    Mary Potter (1900–1981)
    Oil on canvas
    H 76.4 x W 55.2 cm
    Tate
    The Window, Chiswick
    © estate of Mary Potter. All rights reserved, DACS 2023. Photo credit: Tate

  • Gertrude Mary Powys (1877–1952)

    Marian (May) Powys (1882–1972) with a Lace Shawl c.1903
    Gertrude Mary Powys (1877–1952)
    Oil on canvas on board
    H 49 x W 38.5 cm
    Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society
    Marian (May) Powys (1882–1972) with a Lace Shawl
    Photo credit: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society

  • Sophia Rosamond Praeger (1867–1954)

    Head of a Lady 1932
    Sophia Rosamond Praeger (1867–1954)
    Plaster
    National Museums NI
    Head of a Lady
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: National Museums NI

  • Valentine Prax (1897–1981)

    La noce 1925
    Valentine Prax (1897–1981)
    Oil on glass
    H 42 x W 58 cm
    Rediscovering Art by Women
    La noce
    © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2023. Photo credit: Rediscovering Art by Women

  • Patricia Preece (1894–1966)

    Old Woman Knitting 1937
    Patricia Preece (1894–1966)
    Oil on canvas
    H 76.8 x W 61.6 cm
    Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre
    Old Woman Knitting
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

  • E. Jessop Price

    A View of St Martin's Church 1954
    E. Jessop Price
    Oil on canvas
    H 71 x W 48 cm
    The Stationers' Company
    A View of St Martin's Church
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Stationers' Company

  • Janis Price (b.1933)

    Shadows 1980
    Janis Price (b.1933)
    Oil on canvas
    H 65 x W 79 cm
    American Museum & Gardens
    Shadows
    © the artist. Photo credit: American Museum & Gardens

  • Irene F. Priestley

    The Shore, Lindisfarne 1966
    Irene F. Priestley
    Oil on board
    H 46.5 x W 75 cm
    Bury Art Museum
    The Shore, Lindisfarne
    © the artist. Photo credit: Bury Art Museum

  • Agnes Pringle (1853–1934)

    A Group from the Scene 'The Coronation Procession of Edward VI, 1547' in the Church Pageant, Bishop's Park 1908
    Agnes Pringle (1853–1934)
    Oil on canvas
    H 75 x W 126.4 cm
    Hammersmith and Fulham Archives and Local History Centre
    A Group from the Scene 'The Coronation Procession of Edward VI, 1547' in the Church Pageant, Bishop's Park
    Photo credit: Hammersmith and Fulham Local Studies and Archives

  • Margaret Fisher Prout (1875–1963)

    Hammock Among the Trees
    Margaret Fisher Prout (1875–1963)
    Oil on canvas
    H 51 x W 61 cm
    University of Hull Art Collection
    Hammock Among the Trees
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: University of Hull Art Collection

  • Buddig Anwylini Pughe (1857–1939)

    Dr T. F. Roberts (1860–1919), MA, LLD, Principal of University of Wales, Aberystwyth (1892–1919) 1893
    Buddig Anwylini Pughe (1857–1939)
    Oil on canvas
    H 90 x W 72 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    Dr T. F. Roberts (1860–1919), MA, LLD, Principal of University of Wales, Aberystwyth (1892–1919)
    Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

  • Sarah Henrietta Purser (1848–1943)

    Carl Fuchs (1845–1951)
    Sarah Henrietta Purser (1848–1943)
    Oil on canvas
    H 72 x W 61 cm
    Royal Northern College of Music
    Carl Fuchs (1845–1951)
    Photo credit: Royal Northern College of Music

  • Lilian Joan Pyman (1901–1994)

    A Whitby Fisherman 1924
    Lilian Joan Pyman (1901–1994)
    Bronze
    H 79 x W 64 x D 33 cm
    Pannett Art Gallery
    A Whitby Fisherman
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Pannett Art Gallery