This month Guam is hosting the 7th annual meeting of the International Network of Women Against Militarism and on September 18 there will be a women's art exhibit. I'll be submitting some pieces. I'm really excited, but it also got me thinking about women artists. I took an art history class at the University of Guam and yet the only female artists with major recognition that automatically come to mind are Frida Kahlo and Georgia O' Keefe. So I got online and decided to broaden my scope of female artists.
The first one I stumbled upon was Kathe Kollwitz. This is interesting because Kollwitz lost her son in WWI and her grandson in WWII. Although she was born in to a well off family her art was sympathetic to the poverty stricken and struggling society.
Never Again War, 1924
Woman with Dead Child, 1903
The Mothers, 1921