Wednesday, March 14, 2007

WOMEN “ARTISTS”

As mentioned in my last post, here’s the lists of some favorite female artists I came up with the other night, with a lot of gaps (help me out here), despite the fact I could and did think of several for some letters, for instance for poets and the letter “D” I thought of an old obscure favorite from the 1960s Gail Dusenbery, and then of course Emily Dickinson and wait old friend and unique poet Tina Darragh and ditto Meri Nan-Ama Danquah and Diane di Prima, and then H. D.—Hilda Dolittle—and more! but resisted and went with first choice, and no family members):

Artists and sculptors:

A
BARTLETT, JENNIFER
CAMPBELL, SUSAN
DENNIS, DONNA
E
FREILICHER, JANE
GREENE, LESLIE
HESSE, EVA
I
JACQUETTE, YVONNE
KAHLO, FRIDA
L
MURRAY, ELIZABETH
NEVELSON, LOUISE
OPPENHEIM, MERET
P
Q
ROTHENBERG, SUSAN
SCHUSTER, SYLVIA
T
U
VICUNA, CECELIA
WILSON, JANE
X
Y
Z

Photographers:

ABBOTT, BERENICE
BASKIN, EDIE
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
KREMENTZ, JILL
LANGE, DOROTHEA
MILLER, LEE
N
ORKIN, RUTH
P
Q
R
SHERMAN, CINDY
TENANT, SUSAN
U
V
WORTHINGTON, RAIN
X
Y
Z

Prose writers:

AUSTEN, JANE
BABITZ, EVE
COLETTE
DIPRIMA, DIANE
ELIOT, GEORGE
FRANK, ANNE
GELLHORN, MARTHA
HURSTON, ZORA NEALE
I
JEWETT, SARAH ORNE
KINCAID, JAMAICA
LOOS, ANITA
MURASAKI, LADY
NEMIROVSKY, IRENE
O’BRIEN, KATE
POWERS, MAGGIE
Q
RHYS, JEAN
STEIN, GERTRUDE
TILLMAN, LYNNE
U
V
WHARTON, EDITH
X
Y
Z

Poets:

ARMANTROUT, RAE
BRANDSTEIN, EVE
COLEMAN, WANDA
DUSENBERY, GAIL
EQUI, ELAINE
F
GUEST, BARBARA
HEMSCHEMEYER, JUDITH
I
JOSELOW, BETH
KYGER, JOANNE
LEE, ANNABEL
MURPHY, MERILINE E.
NOTLEY, ALICE
OWEN, MAUREEN
PHIPPS, WANDA
Q
RUKEYSER, MURIEL
SMITH, PATTI
TIMMONS, SUZIE
U
VALENTINE, JEAN
WARD, DIANE
X
Y
Z

Music makers:

ANDREWS, THE SISTERS
BLEY, CARLA
CLINE, PATSY
DIFRANCO, ANI
E
FITZGERALD, ELLA
GILBERTO, ASTRUD
HOLIDAY, BILLIE
IAN, JANIS
JOPLIN, JANIS
KING, CAROLE
LEE, PEGGY
MCPARTLAND, MARIAN
NYRO, LAURA
O’CONNOR, SINEAD
PARTON, DOLLY
Q
ROSS, ANNIE (with or without Lambert and Hendricks)
SIMONE, NINA (mostly the early recordings from the 1950s and ‘60s)
TURNER, TINA
U
VAUGHN, SARAH
WORTHINGTON, RAIN
X
Y
Z

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

E- Etheridge, Melissa

Lally said...

Yeah, I thought of her, but even though I like her personality and honesty, and respect her musical talent, in the end, she just isn't one of my favorites. If it was just filling in the blanks, for me, it'd be too easy and wouldn't help me fall back asleep. That's my maybe odd rules, I have to really really dig the person's work to include them, which makes it even harder, except like I said for some letters when all of a sudden there seem to be a lot of names coming to mind in the middle of the night. Thankfully I don't have too many restless nights.

Doodle said...

You have to find a space for Tillie Olsen, Lols. And I think Simone De Beauvoir's fiction is underrated. E.g., The Mandarins.

Doodle

Lally said...

You're right about Olson, she could be in there. As for The Mandarins, I think I read it in my twenties but have no memory of it, so may try it again. That's an interesting idea for my next list, books, and other works of art I dug as a kid and don't now, and vice versa, stuff I didn't get then but now get only too well.