Thanks to @doriellecaimi for sharing this article and to author Mary Gabriel for writing it. Female artists have never received the recognition they deserve. Throughout all of history, they have been under-compensated and under-represented. Why? Because it’s a man’s world. Case in point: women artists account for 51% of practicing artists, yet in 2016, women’s work comprised only 30% of NY galleries’ total works of art. Two impactful quotes from the article are here: 1. The changed climate can be attributed to a host of causes: the increased focus on women’s rights across society, decades of activism by feminist artists and a simple matter of economics. But a much more gratifying reason is the belated recognition that work by women deserves support and attention because it is WORTHY. 2. Indeed, women have made great art since artists first put charcoal to stone or oil to canvas, and there is plenty of important work, old and new, by women. Curators and collectors just need to adjust their lenses and give that work its full due.