The fact is that there have been no great women artists, so far as we know, although there have been many interest- ing and good ones who have not been sufficiently investi- gated or appreciated—nor have there been any great Lith- uanian jazz pianists or Eskimo tennis players.

An Illustrated Guide to Linda Nochlin’s “Why Have There

Aside from “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?,” Nochlin is perhaps best known for her 1971 book, Realism , a landmark study on the 19th-century movement.

"Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?": A Case

Conclusion. There must be reasons for why there have been no great women artists, as Linda Nochlin writes, and unless you believe that women are inherently less good at art, then those reasons have to be societal. Institutional gender-related barriers are complicated, but we have to start trying to unpack them.

Linda Nochlin, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists

The essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” by Linda Nochlin deals with the reasons of the disparity among the number of great male artists and the number of great female artists. Before addressing the reasons, author states that recent feminist activities contributed to emotional liberation, but it needs to focus on basic intellectual and ideological issues, dealing with females, in academics.

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