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Evelyne Axell (1935-1972) was a Belgian Pop painter. She is best known for her psychedelic, erotic paintings of female nudes and self-portraits on plexiglas that blend the hedonistic and Pop impulses of the 1960s. Read more...

Evelyne Axell (Belgian, 1935–1972). Vicious Red Circle, 1968. Enamel on Plexiglas fixed on painted wooden panel, 39.8 in. (101.1 cm) diameter. Courtesy of Broadway 1602, New York. © Antoine/Artists Rights Society

Pauline Boty (1938 Surrey, England – 1966, London) [...] studied stained glass at the Royal College of Art (1958-61) and was a friend and contemporary of RCA fine artists including Derek Boshier, Peter Phillips and Peter Blake with whom she featured in a 1962 episode of BBC TV's Monitor arts documentary Pop Goes The Easel, directed by Ken Russell. She was also an occasional model, stage film and TV actress and regular contributor to topical and iconoclastic BBC Radio series The Public Ear (1963-4). Read more...

Pauline Boty (British, 1938–1966). With Love to Jean-Paul Belmondo, 1962. Oil on canvas, 48 x 59 7/8 in. (121.9 x 152.1 cm). Collection of Nadia Fakhoury, Paris

Vija Celmins (b. October 25, 1938, Riga, Latvia) [...] immigrated to the United States with her family from Latvia when she was ten years old. She and her family settled in Indiana. Celmins received international attention early in her career for her renditions of natural scenes, often painted from photographs lacking a point of reference, horizon, or discernible depth of field. Read more...

Vija Celmins (American, b. Latvia 1938). Pencil, circa 1966. Oil on canvas on wood with graphite, 4 1/2 x 33 1/5 x 4 5/8 in. (11.4 x 84.3 x 11.7 cm). Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Chryssa Vardea Mavromichali (born December 31, 1933 in Athens, Greece) is a Greek American artist who works in a wide variety of media. An American art pioneer in light art and luminist sculpture widely known for her neon, steel, aluminum and acrylic glass installations, she has always used the mononym Chryssa professionally. She worked from the mid-1950s in New York City studios and has been working since 1992 in the studio she established in Neos Kosmos, Athens, Greece. Read more...

Chryssa (American, b. Greece 1933). Ampersand IV, 1965. Neon, glass, and plastic, 30 x 11 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (76.2 x 29.2 x 34.3 cm). Abrams Family Collection

Rosalyn Drexler born in 1926 is an American Emmy Award-winning screenwriter, also known as a playwright, novelist, painter and sculptor. She is represented by The Pace Gallery. Read more...

Rosalyn Drexler (American, b. 1926). Love and Violence, 1963. Acrylic, oil, and paper on canvas, 67 3/4 x 60 3/4 in. (172.1 x 154.3 cm). Courtesy of the artist and The Pace Gallery

Letty Lou Eisenhauer (b. 1935) was an American visual and performance artist known for her free-spirited Fluxus performances during the 1960s. She is now on faculty at the Borough of Manhattan Community College as a counselor, professor, and forensic psychologist. Read more...

Letty Eisenhauer (American, b. 1935). Untitled (Crossword Puzzle), circa 1964. Etching, 3 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. (9.8 x 14.9 cm). Courtesy of Robert J. Morrison

Dorothy Grebenak (b. June 3, 1913-d. June 13, 1990) was an American Pop artist. Largely self-taught, she is known for her large, hand-hooked wool rugs of familiar subjects, such as baseball trading cards, Tide boxes, and dollar bills. Read more...

Dorothy Grebenak (American, 1913–1990). Two Dollar Bill, circa 1964. Wool, 30 x 73 in. (76.2 x 185.4 cm). Collection of Kimiko Powers

Jann Haworth is an American artist and sculptor. She was born in 1942 and raised in Hollywood. She learned to sew at an early age from her mother, Miriam Haworth, a distinguished ceramist, print-maker and painter, and it is this skill, together with her inside experience of film-making, that gives her work its unique character. Read more...

Jann Haworth (American, b. 1942). The Maid, circa 1966. Nylon, cotton, satin, kapok, human hair, plastic paint, wood, 43 x 38 x 58 in. (109.2 x 96.5 x 147.3 cm). Collection of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Art Center Acquisition Fund

Dorothy Iannone is an American-born, Berlin-based self-taught artist famous for her psychedelic, erotically-charged work. Read more...

Dorothy Iannone (American, b. 1933). I Love to Beat You, 1969–70. Acrylic on linen mounted on canvas, 75 x 59 in. (190.5 x 149.9 cm). Courtesy of Air de Paris and Anton Kern Gallery

Kiki Kogelnik (January 22, 1935, Bleiburg, Austria – February 1, 1997, Vienna, Austria) was an Austrian painter, sculptor and printmaker. Born in a small town in southern Austria, she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and moved to New York in 1961. Kogelnik is considered Austria’s most important Pop-related artist, although she was known to take issue with being included in Pop art movement. Read more...

Kiki Kogelnik (Austrian, 1935–1997). Astronaut, 1964. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 78 7/8 x 55 3/8 in. (200.3 x 140.6 cm). © Kiki Kogelnik Foundation, courtesy of George Schwarz and the Kiki Kogelnik Foundation

Kay Kurt (born 1944) is an American New Realist painter known for her large-scale candy paintings. Read more...

Kay Kurt (American, b. 1944). For All Their Innocent Airs, They Know Exactly Where They’re Going, 1968. Oil on canvas, 60 x 144 in. (152.4 x 365.8 cm). Collection of Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, Gift of Roy R. Neuberger

Yayoi Kusama (草間彌生 or 草間弥生, b. March 22, 1929 in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture) is a Japanese artist whose paintings, collages, soft sculptures, performance art and environmental installations all share an obsession with repetition, pattern, and accumulation. (She herself has describes herself as an "obsessive artist.") Read more...

Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, b. 1929). Accumulation No. 1, 1962. Sewn stuffed fabric, paint, fringe of chair frame, 37 x 39 x 43 in. (94 x 99 x 109.2 cm). Courtesy of Hart Perry, New York

Lee Lozano (b. November 5, 1930-d. October 2, 1999) was an American visual and conceptual artist. Born Lenore Knaster in Newark, New Jersey, she started to use the name "Lee" at the age of fourteen, often preferring to go by the simpler, if more enigmatic "E." Read more...

Lee Lozano (American, 1930–1999). Untitled, 1963. Graphite and crayon on paper, 28 7/8 x 23 in. (73.3 x 58.4 cm). Private collection, courtesy of Hauser & Wirth

Maria Sol Escobar (born May 22, 1930), otherwise known simply as Marisol, is a sculptor born in Paris of Venezuelan lineage, living in Europe, the United States and Caracas. Read more...

Marisol (Venezuelan, b. France 1930). John Wayne, 1963. Mixed media, 104 x 95 x 15 in. (264.2 x 241.3 x 38.1 cm). Collection of Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Julianne Kemper Gilliam Purchase Fund and the Debutante Ball Purchase Fund

Mara McAfee (b. 1929-d. 1984) was an American Pop artist and illustrator best known for her satirical depictions of historical figures, contemporary subjects, and high art traditions. Read more...

Mara McAfee (American, 1929–1984). Marvelous Modern Mechanical Men, 1963. Oil on canvas, 60 x 47 1/2 in. (152.4 x 120.6 cm). Abrams Family Collection

Marta Minujín (born January 30, 1943) is an Argentine Conceptual artist. [...] She is well known for her belief that "everything is art." Read more...

Marta Minujín (Argentinean, b. 1943). Untitled (Cabeza), 1964. Mixed media, 29 x 23 5/8 x 19 3/4 in. (73.7 x 60 x 50.1 cm). Private collection, courtesy of Henrique Faria Fine Art, New York

Barbro Östlihn (b. 1930 - d. 1995) [...] specialized in large-scale, geometrically patterned paintings. Many of her hard-edge canvases were abstracted from architectural details—doors, portals, moldings, roofs, skyscrapers—while others were modeled on natural objects such as flowers. Her cool aesthetic approach marked her rejection of the tenets of Abstract Expressionism and put her squarely within the burgeoning Pop art movement. Read more...

Barbro Östlihn (Swedish, 1930–1995). Sunflower, circa 1965. Oil on canvas, 56 x 56 in. (142.2 x 142.2 cm). Collection of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Faith Ringgold (born October 8, 1930 in Harlem, New York City) is an African American artist, best known for her painted story quilts [...] which blur the line between "high art" and "craft" by combining painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling. Read more...

Faith Ringgold (American, b. 1930). The American People Series #10: Study Now, circa 1964. Oil on canvas, 32 x 21 in. (81.3 x 53.3 cm). Courtesy of the artist and ACA Galleries

Martha Rosler’s work is centered on everyday life and the public sphere, often with an eye to women's experience. Recurrent concerns are the media and war as well as architecture and the built environment, from housing and homelessness to systems of transport. Read more...

Martha Rosler (American, b. 1943). Vacuuming Pop Art, 1966–72. Photomontage, 24 x 20 in. (50.8 x 61 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

Niki de Saint Phalle, born Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle (29 October 1930–21 May 2002) was a French sculptor, painter, and film maker. [...] Inspired by the pregnancy of her friend Clarice Rivers, the wife of American artist Larry Rivers, she began to use her artwork to consider archetypal female figures in relation to her thinking on the position of women in society. Read more...

Niki de Saint Phalle (French, 1930–2002). Black Rosy, or My Heart Belongs to Rosy, 1965. Material wool, paint, wire mesh, 89 x 59 x 33 1/2 in. (226.1 x 149.9 x 85.1 cm). Collection of Niki Charitable Art Foundation, CA

May Stevens (b. 1924) is an American, feminist artist, political activist, educator, and writer. Read more...

May Stevens (American, b. 1924). Big Daddy Paper Doll, 1970. Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 168 in. (182.9 x 426.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. S. Zachary Swidler, 75.73

Marjorie Strider (b. 1934) is an American painter, sculptor and performance artist best known for her three-dimensional paintings and site-specific soft sculpture installations. Read more...

Marjorie Strider (American, b. 1934). Triptych II (Beach Girl), 1964. Acrylic on board, 72 x 52 in. (182.9 x 132.1 cm) each. Courtesy of Michael Chutko

Idelle Weber was born in Chicago, USA. She attended Scripps College in Claremont, California, and UCLA, receiving a Bachelors Degree in 1954, and a Masters Degree in 1955. Since 1956, she has been in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and is represented in a large number of public and private collections. She has taught painting at Harvard University and New York University, and also as an artist in residence at The Victoria School of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. She has lived in New York City since 1957. Read more...

Idelle Weber (American, b. 1932). Munchkins I, II & III, 1964. Acrylic on linen, 72 x 120 in. (182.9 x 306.1 cm). Courtesy of the artist

Joyce Wieland, OC (June 30, 1931 – June 27, 1998) was an experimental filmmaker and artist, whose work challenged and bridged boundaries among avant garde film factions of her time. Her works introduced a kind of manual manipulation of the filmstrip that inscribed an explicitly female craft tradition into her films, while also playing with the facticity of photographed images. Read more...

Joyce Wieland (Canadian, 1931–1998). Young Woman’s Blues, 1964. Mixed media, 17 1/2 x 13 x 9 in. (44.5 x 33 x 22.9 cm). Collection of University of Lethbridge Art Gallery

May Wilson (b. 1905-d. 1986) was an American artist. A pioneer of the feminist and mail art movement, she is best known for her Surrealist junk assemblages and her "Ridiculous Portrait" photocollages. Read more...

May Wilson (American, 1905–1986). Ridiculous Portrait (Queen Elizabeth), circa 1965–72. Collage, 8 1/2 x 10 1/8 in. (21.6 x 25.7 cm). Courtesy of William S. Wilson and Pavel Zoubok Gallery