Latest Issue

Why are there so few recognised women artists?

By Duncan Brown  

'The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist' has lost none of its sting

Not much seems to have changed since 1985, when a group of radical feminists calling themselves the Guerrilla Girls demanded whether women had to be naked to get into the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They pointed out that less than 5% of the modern artists there were women, but 85% of the nudes were female.

Research by activist organisation UK Feminista, brainchild of Kat…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect