Kering & Phaidon celebrate Great Women Painters who have inspired the world of painting

Shining a spotlight on women artists from the past, present and future, Kering, Phaidon and the Dallas Museum of Art will bring a series of public and private programs to engage art enthusiasts.

March 14, 2023: On the occasion of Dallas Art Month, luxury conglomerate Kering and premium book publisher Phaidon, will come together again to commemorate the celebrated book, Great Women Painters. Published in collaboration with Kering’s Women in Motion program, the book reveals a rich and diverse history of painting by conveying the stories of more than 300 artists, born in 60 countries, from the 16th century to present day. 

Great Women Painters book

Kering’s Women in Motion program was launched in 2015, with an ambition to bring women from the periphery to center, and through the Great Women Painters initiative, it continues to strengthen its commitment to women in arts and culture.

Featuring great artists like Nicole Eisenman, Joan Mitchell, Cecily Brown and others, the Phaidon publication is praised by Vanity Fair as one of the Season’s Best Art Books. The Great Women Painters collaboration between Kering and Phaidon was followed by other successful partnerships on Great Women Artists (2019) and Woman Made: Great Women Designers (2021). 

Great Women Painters book

With the support of Kering and Phaidon, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) will host a series of three programs featuring Great Women Painters artists: Jennifer Guidi, Tschabalala Self, Genesis Tramaine, and Lisa Yuskavage.

On April 19, the DMA will present all the four artists in conversation with Dr. Anna Katherine Brodbeck, the DMA’s Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. As part of its Arts & Letters Live series, the panel discussion will take place in the museum’s Horchow Auditorium where they will explore their practices and reflect on great women painters, artists, and mentors from the past, present and future. 

For the first time, Phaidon and Artspace will also showcase a new charitable limited edition by Ms. Guidi, a Los Angeles-based painter, and proceeds from the sale will benefit the DMA in its mission to keep equality at the core, including its efforts to empower and spotlight women artists. 

Great Women Painters book

As more museums begin to highlight the work of women artists, people realize how women’s progress has been impeded by lack of perception and opportunities. And this renewed shift of the male-dominated art world from monochrome to a bold and dashing palette is worth celebrating. 

- By Pritha Debroy

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