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Sonia Boyce, Barbara Hepworth, Yayoi Kusama, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Dayanita Singh: 5 Women Artists’ Stories

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“Do it because you’re thinking it and feeling it and it’s got to be expressed. So just get on with it.” These are the words of British Afro-Caribbean artist Sonia Boyce on the creation of art.

Boyce is one of the many artists included in the book Women’s Art Work: More Than 30 Female Artists Who Changed the World. The book’s illustrations help introduce these Five Women Artists’ Stories in the Tate Kids video above.

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Featured artists include Boyce, British sculptor Barbara Hepworth, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, and Indian bookmaker and photographer Dayanita Singh. They are just a few of the book’s biographies on women who have changed the art world through their questions, explorations, and creations.

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