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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.

24 artworks
  • Dorothea Tanning (1910–2012)

    Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 1943
    Dorothea Tanning (1910–2012)
    Oil on canvas
    H 40.7 x W 61 cm
    Tate
    Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
    © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2023. Photo credit: Tate

  • Elizabeth Taggart (b.1943)

    Birdcatcher 2001
    Elizabeth Taggart (b.1943)
    Oil on panel
    H 29 x W 24.5 cm
    Northern Ireland Civil Service
    Birdcatcher
    © the artist. Photo credit: Northern Ireland Civil Service

  • Agnes Tait (1894–1981)

    The Old Friend 1934
    Agnes Tait (1894–1981)
    Lithograph on paper
    H 27.8 x W 23.1 cm
    American Museum & Gardens
    The Old Friend
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: American Museum & Gardens

  • Agnes Augusta Talboys (1863–1941)

    A Study of a White Kitten on a Red Blanket
    Agnes Augusta Talboys (1863–1941)
    Oil on canvas
    H 30 x W 19.8 cm
    RWA (Royal West of England Academy)
    A Study of a White Kitten on a Red Blanket
    Photo credit: RWA (Royal West of England Academy)

  • Agnes Clara Tatham (1893–1972)

    Autumn Bunch
    Agnes Clara Tatham (1893–1972)
    Oil on board
    H 34.4 x W 24.5 cm
    Abingdon Town Council
    Autumn Bunch
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Abingdon Town Council

  • Barbara Austin Taylor (1892–1951)

    Torso 1935
    Barbara Austin Taylor (1892–1951)
    Marble
    H 56.5 x W 21 x D 25 cm
    Manchester Art Gallery
    Torso
    Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

  • Wendy Taylor (b.1945)

    Inversion 1970
    Wendy Taylor (b.1945)
    Steel, lacquer & aluminium
    H 89.2 x W 275 x D 95.3 cm
    Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre
    Inversion
    © the artist. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

  • Margaret Thomas (1916–2016)

    Castle Nocturne
    Margaret Thomas (1916–2016)
    Oil on canvas
    H 64.1 x W 78.7 cm
    Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council
    Castle Nocturne
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

  • Marion Thompson (active 1981–1985)

    Untitled 1983
    Marion Thompson (active 1981–1985)
    Acrylic on canvas
    H 183 x W 244 cm
    Royal College of Art
    Untitled
    © Royal College of Art. Photo credit: Royal College of Art

  • Ida Caroline Thoresen (1863–1937)

    Ishbel Maria Hamilton-Gordon (1857–1939), GBE, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair 1935
    Ida Caroline Thoresen (1863–1937)
    Marble
    H 51.7 x W 40 x D 3 cm
    Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums
    Ishbel Maria Hamilton-Gordon (1857–1939), GBE, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair
    Photo credit: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

  • Valerie Thornton (1931–1991)

    The Bridge 1954
    Valerie Thornton (1931–1991)
    Oil on board
    H 81 x W 68.5 cm
    University of Warwick
    The Bridge
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: University of Warwick

  • Mary Thornycroft (1809–1895)

    Emilie Barrington, née Wilson (1841–1933) 1881
    Mary Thornycroft (1809–1895)
    Bronze
    H 56 x W 46 x D 25 cm
    The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Culture Service, Leighton House Museum
    Emilie Barrington, née Wilson (1841–1933)
    Photo credit: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Culture Service, Leighton House Museum

  • Esme Dorothea Tinne (1899–1985)

    Horse Pulling a Hay Sledge
    Esme Dorothea Tinne (1899–1985)
    Oil on board
    H 30.3 x W 45.6 cm
    Lakeland Arts
    Horse Pulling a Hay Sledge
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Lakeland Arts

  • Daphne Todd (b.1947)

    Spike Milligan 1996
    Daphne Todd (b.1947)
    Oil on panel
    H 88.8 x W 59.5 cm
    National Portrait Gallery, London
    Spike Milligan
    © the artist. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Ann Margaret Tooth (1912–1989)

    Sunrise, Split 1938
    Ann Margaret Tooth (1912–1989)
    Oil on plywood
    H 59.1 x W 78.8 cm
    UCL Culture
    Sunrise, Split
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: UCL Culture

  • Margaret Traherne (1919–2006)

    Virgin and Child 1956
    Margaret Traherne (1919–2006)
    Stained glass
    H 135 x W 71 cm
    The Stained Glass Museum
    Virgin and Child
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Stained Glass Museum

  • Phoebe Anna Traquair (1852–1936)

    Triptych with Angel* 1903
    Phoebe Anna Traquair (1852–1936)
    Copper & enamel
    H 16 x W 13 cm
    National Museums Scotland
    Triptych with Angel*
    Photo credit: National Museums Scotland

  • Barbara Tribe (1913–2000)

    Bryan Pearce (1929–2007) 1976
    Barbara Tribe (1913–2000)
    Bronze & wood
    H 31.5 x W 16 x D 25 cm
    Royal Institution of Cornwall
    Bryan Pearce (1929–2007)
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Royal Institution of Cornwall

  • Rosemarie Trockel (b.1952)

    Untitled 1986
    Rosemarie Trockel (b.1952)
    Wool & acrylic
    H 220 x W 150.5 cm
    Tate
    Untitled
    © DACS 2023. Photo credit: Tate

  • Peggy Trotman (1916–1980)

    Fruit Landscape
    Peggy Trotman (1916–1980)
    Oil & collage on board
    H 35 x W 45 cm
    RWA (Royal West of England Academy)
    Fruit Landscape
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: RWA (Royal West of England Academy)

  • Winifred Turner (1903–1983)

    Kneeling Woman
    Winifred Turner (1903–1983)
    Terracotta
    The Fitzwilliam Museum
    Kneeling Woman
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Fitzwilliam Museum

  • Flora Twort (1893–1985)

    Figures on the Beach
    Flora Twort (1893–1985)
    Oil on wood
    H 32.8 x W 40.5 cm
    Hampshire County Council’s Fine Art Collection
    Figures on the Beach
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Hampshire County Council’s Fine Art Collection

  • Ursula Tyrwhitt (1872–1966)

    Head of a Young Woman c.1930
    Ursula Tyrwhitt (1872–1966)
    Oil on canvas
    H 41.1 x W 33.5 cm
    Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales
    Head of a Young Woman
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales

  • Kathleen Tyson (1898–1982)

    Westwell exhibited 1936
    Kathleen Tyson (1898–1982)
    Oil on canvas
    H 64.7 x W 76 cm
    The Collection: Art & Archaeology in Lincolnshire (Usher Gallery)
    Westwell
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Collection: Art & Archaeology in Lincolnshire (Usher Gallery)