Western Kentucky University

Kentucky Women Artists

Kentucky Women Artists 1850 - 1970

The 48 women in this exhibition were selected to represent the activity of Kentucky's women artists between 1850 and 1970. Some of the women were highly trained while others learned skills from their mothers and grandmothers. Despite boundaries set by family duties, economics and attitudes toward women in the work place, these women found the time, energy, and resources for creative expression.

Look for artwork by nine artists whose pieces are part of the Kentucky Museum collection: Wickliffe (Cooper) Covington, Nannie (Chaney) Crabtree, Juliette Marie Desport, Frances (Herrick) Fowler, Agnes Gough, Dorothy Grider,  Sarah Gaines Peyton, Pansy (Wilcoxin) Phillips, and Sarah Frances (Sadie) Price.

The Kentucky Women Artists exhibit has ended.  To learn more about the works from the Kentucky Museum collection, go to KenCat, our online catalog, or contact the Kentucky Museum Registrar/Collections Curator.

 Last Modified 2/24/14