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Louise Nevelson, Northern Shores I, Wood painted black, 1966. Timothy Yarger Fine Art. Click to inquire

While men have dominated the artistic profession, women artists have always emerged throughout the century to question the masculine perspective and create art which both embodies and challenges their prescribed feminine roles. FADA's galleries hold an impressive collection of women artists' work, including nurturing domestic interiors and intricate floral arrangements which reflect their creator's gendered and social role during their respective era.

Holly Hope Banks, American and Iceberg Roses, Oil on canvas. Rehs Galleries. Click to inquire

Anna Katrina Zinkeisen, "Floral," Oil on canvas. Rehs Galleries. Click to inquire

Lucretia Van Horn, Fruit Vendors, Watercolor and gouache on paper. Douglas Frazer Fine Art. Click to inquire

Their heritage is also preserved and transformed by FADA galleries inventory of innovative and pioneering women artists, including Rosa Bonheur and Louise Nevelson. Bonheur's represented outdoor scenes of rambunctious horses and Nevelson's monochromatic and industrial sculptures radically undermine traditional feminine subject matters.

Elizabeth O'Neill Verner, Shanty, Pastel on silk. Surovek Gallery. Click to inquire

Niki De St. Phalle's wonderful painted polyester pieces again showcases the ingenuity of female artists and their ability to seemingly disregard both artistic and social rules through their work. Today, these traditional trophes are critically used by female artists, both in homage to their art historical counterparts and to comment on the female experience today.

Rosa Bonheur, Sheep Grazing on a Hillside in the Pyrenees, Oil on paper mounted on canvas. Schiller and Bodo European Paintings. Click to inquire

Louise Nevelson, Untitled 40791, wood painted black. Timothy Yarger Fine Art. Click to inquire