Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Woman's "Place" is Everywhere.

March is just around the corner and everyone knows what that means, it’s a time to celebrate! It’s Women’s History Month! March 8th is “International Women’s Day”, a time to remember and honor all the remarkable women of days past who have served as role models and inspirations to the women of today.

Notable Women in History

Frida Kalho
-Mexican Painter
-Known for her self portraits that capture her "pain and passion" and its intense vibrant colors
-"I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best. I was born a bitch. I was born a painter."-Kalho

Kathe Kollwitz
- German painter, printmaker, and sculptor whose work offered an eloquent and often searing account of the human condition in the first half of the 20th century.
-Her empathy for the less fortunate, expressed most famously through the graphic means of drawing, etching, lithography, and woodcut, embraced the victims of poverty, hunger, and war.
-Initially her work was grounded in Naturalism, and later took on Expressionistic qualities.

Amelia Earhart

--American Avaiton Pioneer
--First woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross
--Awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
--She was also a member of the National Woman's Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Alice Paul
-American suffragette and activist
-Along with Lucy Burns and others, she led a successful campaign for women's suffrage that resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.

Wilma Rudolph
-Received bronze medal as a member of the American 400-meter relay team.
-She also received golds in the 1948 Olympics in the 200 and 100 meter dash.
-Wilma was remembered for overcoming polio as a child, and becoming a track star.

Elizabeth Cady Staton
-was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement.
-Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized woman's rights and woman's suffrage movements in the United States.

Georgia O'Keeffe
-She is chiefly known for paintings of flowers, rocks, shells, animal bones, and landscapes in which she synthesized abstraction and representation.
-O'Keeffe played a central role in bringing an American art style to Europe at a time when the majority of influence flowed in the opposite direction

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