Spanning paintings, furniture and ceramics, Mary Heilmann’s contribution to contemporary art needn’t be overlooked. Born in San Francisco in 1940, Heilmann made work and a living as an artist during a time when women artists were mostly ignored and has been called “one of the most important abstract painters of her generation.” Read more here.
Alice Neel was one of the great American painters of the twentieth century. She was also a pioneer among women artists. A painter of people, landscape and still life, Neel was never fashionable or in step with avant-garde movements. Sympathetic to the expressionist spirit of northern Europe and Scandinavia and to the darker arts of Spanish painting, she painted in a style and with an approach distinctively her own.