Women Artist Highlights – Inventories of American Painting & Sculpture

The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s research databases -- the Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture -- provide descriptive data on over 350,000 art works, done by artists born or working in this country. This is a small sampling of the women artists who are listed in the Inventories. Follow the links below and discover more of their works in public and private collections worldwide.



Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)

Elizabeth Boott Duveneck (1846-1888)

Susan Macdowell Eakins (1851-1938)

Lydia Field Emmet (1866-1952)

Anne Goldthwaite (1869-1944)

Elizabeth Shippen Green (1871-1954)

Elizabeth Nourse (1859-1938)

Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986)

Anna Claypoole Peale (1791-1878)

Sarah Miriam Peale (1800-1885)

Lilla Cabot Perry (1848-1933)

Jane Peterson (1876-1965)

Ellen Emmet Rand (1875-1941)

Lily Martin Spencer (1822-1902)

Jane Stuart (1812-1888)

Susan C. Waters (1823-1900)

Select women sculptors:

Louise Bourgeois (1911-)

Selma Burke (1900-1995)

Eva Hesse (1936-1970)

Malvina Hoffman (1885-1966)

Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (1830-1908)

Anna Vaughn Huntington (1876-1973)

Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson (1871-1932)

Edmonia Lewis (1843-1911)

Evelyn Beatrice Longman (1874-1954)

Hilda Morris (1911- )

Louise Nevelson (1899-1988)

Beverly Pepper (1924- )

Bessie Potter Vonnoh (1872-1955)

Anne Whitney (1821-1915)

Alice Morgan Wright (1881-1975)

Enid Yandell (1870-1934)

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