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Most of the articles listed below are very short stubs on women artists. This is a little effort to help Wikipedia's gender gap. Wikipedia's notability criteria (WP:ARTIST) says that a person is (likely) notable enough for an article if they are included in several museum collections. So, I went through a museum collection (the Whitney, to start) and looked to see who did not have an article and was also included in other museum collections. I use a basic template to create the stubs (name, DOB, included in x + x collections). If you have suggestions on how to improve the template, let me know on my talk page, or if you are experienced in such matters, just edit the template!
The stubs below were mostly found by searching online museum collections:
- the Whitney Museum of American Art (completed, yielded about 105 eligible for articles),
- the Museum of Modern Art, New York (in progress), and
- the National Gallery of Canada, which required parsing the html code that gave the full list of their collection. Their main page only showed a few artists at a time, while all the artists were hidden in the HTML.(Completed, yielded about 150 women artists. By my count there are at least a dozen men for every woman in the National Gallery of Canada collection.)
- the "MAC", AKA the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, my hometown museum. I parsed the HTML source code for their collections page and deleted the male names to find the women in their collection (in progress).
- User: Natharchives pointed me to this open access list of works in Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. There is a secondary list for works that have an image. (Completed May 2020, yielded about 65 articles)
- The Seattle Art Museum has their whole collection online (completed May 2020).
- The Winnipeg Art Gallery has the largest collection of Inuit art in the world (completed May 2020).
One thing to note here is that many museums do not provide "flat lists" of their collections. The Whitney did, and it made it very easy to locate notable women artists!
The Candy bar protest, also known as the 5 cent chocolate war, the 5 cent war and the chocolate candy bar strike" was a little-known part of Canadian history that got its start April 25, 1947 at the Wigwam Cafe, a confectionery store and luncheonette in Ladysmith, British Columbia.
Articles expanded or improved
- A Line Made by Walking, the famous Richard Long sculpture.
- Allison Schulnik, amazing painter and animator
- Arthur Elliott (photographer), an American who ended up in Cape Town South Africa documenting its architecture.
- Beta-M, a fascinating but very dangerous way to generate electricity.
- Bill Hammond, New Zealand artist.
- Bridal Procession on the Hardangerfjord, a nice landscape painting that occupies a special part of the Norwegian patriotic consciousness.
- Carol Szathmari, reputedly the first-ever war photographer.
- Charles Harris (photographer), African-American photographer.
- Clay Ketter, American minimalist painter-sculptor-cabinetmaker.
- cyberbunker: servers, outlaws and NATO Bunkers.
- Eugene Greene was an Irish priest that one publication called a "notorious pedophile"
- FAT bastard (the wine).
- Francesca DiMattio, which was a bit promotional beforehand. Definitely notable.
- Frieder Nake, computer art pioneer.
- George Barker (photographer) a photographer from north of 60.
- Geneviève Cadieux, author of the famous and iconic lips over the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal.
- Gertrude Ellen Hayes, British painter and etcher.
- The Guri Dam, a reservoir and hydroelectric station whose failure plunged several Venezuelan cities into darkness in 2019.
- Henri-Lucien Cheffer, French multi-talented artist.
- Knut Wiggen, Swedish electro-acoustic composer.
- Kim Dingle, American painter and restauranteur.
- Jaka Železnikar, a Slovene net artist I didn't know about until now.
- Jason Salavon, digital artist.
- John de Martelly, American artist.
- John T. Riddle, American assemblage artist and painter.
- Josiah McElheny, New York-based contemporary glass artist.
- Larry Towell an astoundingly prolific Canadian photojournalist I had never heard of.
- Los Angeles Urban Rangers, relational aesthetics safaris!
- Marina Amaral, a Brazilian artist who specializes in digitally colouring historical photographs.
- Matthew Wong, Canadian painter.
- Paul Brainerd, who coined the term "desktop publishing", and did some good philanthropic things too.
- Paul Fusco (photographer), photographer.
- Petrit Halilaj, Kosovar sculptor and installation artist.
- Photoplotter It's part of how your phone gets made.
- Rico Lebrun. Lots more could be done here.
- Robert Foulis (inventor), Canadian inventor of the fog horn
- Sheila Waters, British calligrapher.
- Sigalit Landau, Israeli installation artist.
- Stillfried & Andersen were two photographers in Japan during the 1870s.
- Survival Research Laboratories, kings of machine mayhem.
- The spectacular Tatzu Nishi.
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