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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…

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