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The #5WomenArtists campaign [started by National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), USA] calls attention to the fact that women have not been treated equally in the art world, and today they remain dramatically underrepresented and undervalued in museums, galleries, and auction houses.
We at The Heritage Lab, present you 5-Women-Artists each March, for Women’s History Month.

Mangala Bayi Thampuratty (1866 – 1954) was the first woman artist of the nineteenth century who worked within an atelier or a studio. She was the only sister of one of the most celebrated Indian painters – Raja Ravi Varma. Even as her paintings won considerable applause from the connoisseurs of art, she has remained invisible in artistic discourse. Women Artists in the Kilimanoor Family Born into the Kilimanoor royal family, Mangala Bayi had the opportunity to pursue art (though…

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