Our Foremothers

An inquiry into
the collective voices
of women artists.


Sofonisba Anguissola

Italian ~ 1532-1625
Painter ~ Portraiture
& Domestic Scenes
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The aim of Our Foremothers is twofold: to make the public aware of these artists; and to remember these talented and formidable women and learn from them.

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Artist Statement

Learn how the stories of these women's lives inspired artist Jane Lieber Mays to bring them to life.

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Meet the Collaborators

Discover how this project came about and why it is so significant to women living and working in the 21st century.

Meet the Collaborators »

Mission • • •

Our Foremothers is a loving tribute to celebrate the determination and accomplishments of women artists who are often eliminated from historical academic discourse. These remarkable women offer a rich legacy from which we can draw strength. By role modeling clear thinking and disciplined approaches to achieving both career and personal goals, their inspiring stories offer identity, companionship, and courage. We enthusiastically offer this project to both women and men of any discipline in the 21st century.

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