Do the names Celilia Beaux or Violet Oakley ring a bell?
How about Faith Ringgold, an artist renown for her painted quilt series and who used her art to portray the civil rights movement from a female perspective?
If you want to know more, the Haverford Township Free Library will hosted a program A Room of Her Own: Women in American Art. Dressler Smith, of the Pennsylvania Academy of the fine Arts will lead a discussion on pioneering 19th century women artists. Smith will show how the political and cultural change in American history "both inspired and challenged women artisits."