Meet the creative female trailblazers in The Story of Women and Art

Amanda Vickery looks at art’s unheard-of heroines – and a world changed by their stunning work.

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In 1989, 5% of work in the Modern Museum of Art was by women but 85% of the nudes were female. Decades later, female artists are still kept out, but they will – and never have been – kept down.

There are names we know, like Georgia O’Keeffe, Karin Larsson or Gertrude Jekyll, who transformed the world and their place within it. But there are many that we don’t.

Professor Amanda Vickery goes on a journey to discover the hidden story of female artistry and a powerful tale of restlessness, resourcefulness and resistance – and a world transformed by women’s art in this BBC documentary.

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