Thursday, November 07, 2013

#divcon - An #anonymous #female #painter

At the Dutch #Wikimedia conference, Jane gave a presentation about female painters. This is the kind of presentation that would have done well on the diversity conference.

Female painters were a curiosity; they often painted with their fathers, husbands and brothers. Her presentation provides numbers for known female painters. They are few and far between.

To add insult to injury, as there are so few sources for these women, they are said to be not notable and articles were lost as a result.

So far Jane did most of her work in spreadsheets at home. Wikidata offers her the opportunity to include all the data she has so painstakingly collected. They are names, aliases, dates of birth and death.

The illustration is of an Italian painter that is unknown..

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