Laurel Burch

Laurel Burch was a self-taught American artist from San Francisco. She suffered from osteoporosis throughout her life, a rare disease that makes bones fragile, and therefore very easy to break. Because of her disease, she spent a lot of time in the hospital, where she made much of her art. …

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter who lived from 1907-1954. She began painting at age 18, while recovering from an almost fatal bus accident. She has a relatively small collection of work, many of which are self-portraits. Kahlo painted her own reality, and many of her paintings reflect her struggles …

Alma Thomas

Alma Thomas was an African American woman born in 1891 in Georgia until she moved to Washington DC later in life, and in 1924, became Howard University’s first fine arts graduate, and the first African American with a fine arts degree. She continued to make art into her eighties until …