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5 women artists

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.

Remembering Damyanti Chowla : one of the finest modern artists of India

In 2020, we celebrate 100th birth anniversary of Damyanti Chowla - an important artist, who has been largely missing from Indian art-history...

Chitranibha Chowdhury: the first woman painter of Bangladesh and Shantiniketan’s first female professor

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Even though women have made art for centuries in the Indian subcontinent, the historical narrative has somewhat favoured the male painterly traditions....
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Mangala Bayi : the invisible artist & sibling of Raja Ravi Varma

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Mangala Bayi Thampuratty (1866 - 1954) was the first woman artist of the nineteenth century who worked within an atelier or a...
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Rediscovering the art of Atasi Barua

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There have been numerous women painters in twentieth century India but unfortunately most of them remain under-represented. Atasi Barua is one such...
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Remembering Sunayani Devi: A forgotten artist from history

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When we think of artists from pre-independence India, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore or Nandalal Bose come to mind. However, it wasn't...
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5 women artists of India that you must know!

Women’s History Month is coming to an end, and as promised, here’s my post on the 5 women artists of India along with activity suggestions...
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