They broke the rules. They changed the game. They often had very poofy hair.
These are the women artists who embodied the idea of feminist art far before the term was coined. Whether they were making art during the Italian Renaissance or in 19th Century New York, the following artists prove that women were always just as capable as their male counterparts — and in our opinion, far more badass.
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re honoring 10 of the many revolutionary women artists who did not take no for an answer, and in doing so, made the world a more equal, and more beautiful place.