Women of the Wiener Werkstätte | We Are Not A Muse (first post of a mini series on the women who worked for the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops) founded in Vienna in 1903 as the commercial arts and crafts arm of the Secession.  From top: Hilda Jesser, Lilly Jacobsen, Vally Wieselthier and Fritzi Löw

Hilda Jesser, Lilly Jacobsen, Vally Wieselthier and Fritzi Loew of the Wiener Werkstätte

Leonora Carrington on being not a muse: 'I didn't have time to be anyone's muse ... I was too busy rebelling against my family and learning to be an artist"

Leonora Carrington on being not a muse: 'I didn't have time to be anyone's muse . I was too busy rebelling against my family and learning to be an artist"

Vavara Stepanova (9 November 1894 – 20 May 1958) | We Are Not A Muse

An introduction to Varvara Stepanova, Russian Constructivist artist and designer, one of the key figures in the Russian avant-garde.

Emilie Flöge (30 August 1874 – 26 May 1952) | We Are Not A Muse

Emilie Floge, Gustaf Klimt’s muse and model, wearing an Aesthetic Movement Dress, early 1900

A biography of Lee Krasner, modernist artist, and one of the few Abstract Expressionists who worked in an entirely abstract style prior to World War II.

Born in 1908 as Lena Krassner in Brooklyn, New York to Russian Jewish immigrant parents from Odessa, Lee Krasner would eventually become an essential part of the American abstract expressionist movement. Abstract expressionism grew out of the ashes

Lucie Rie (16 March 1902 - 1 April 1995) | We Are Not A Muse

Lucie Rie, Photography by Steffi Braun-Olsen,

A biography of Marie Spartali Stillman, the greatest female painter of the Pre-Rapahelite movement, with a successful career spanning sixty years.

Marie Stillman (née Spartali) by Julia Margaret Cameron albumen cabinet card, 1868 5 in. mm x 99 mm) Given by Cordelia Curle, 1959 NPG

Tina Modotti, 16 August 1896 - 5 January 1942 | We Are Not A Muse

A biography of Tina Modotti, actress, model, photographer, and political activist who struggled to reconcile her art with her socialist politics.

Elizabeth Eleanor Siddall (25 July 1829 - 11 February 1862) | We Are Not A Muse

Lizzie Siddal 25 July 1829 – 11 February 1862 Pre-Raphaelite model, painter, and poet. Muse to artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti, whom she married in

Louise Bourgeois on Spiders: "I come from a family of repairers. The spider is a repairer ..."

Maman is an incredible, intimidating sculpture resembling a giant spider by the late French-American sculptor Louise Bourgeois (aka Spiderwoman).

Crocheted Olek talks about Working Woman: Like the perpetual punishments of Sisyphus or Prometheus, a woman’s work is never finished ...

Art in Odd Places Revisits a Decade of Fleeting Experiences

Yayoi Kusama (22nd March 1929 - ) | We Are Not A Muse

Yayoi Kusama (22nd March 1929 - ) | We Are Not A Muse

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