Posted by Maggie MacLean 11.13.2015
First Professional Women in ArtIn the nineteenth century, women artists signed their work with a first initial and last name to conceal their gender. Not until the second half of the 19th century did women artists make significant progress. In the United States, women gradually became a force on the American art scene, winning prestigious commissions and awards.
Image: Kaaterskill Clove by Harriet Cany Peale
This deep gorge in New York's Catskill Mountains inspired the Hudson River School of Art, our nation's first artistic style.