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We celebrate the Rock Stars of Aging because they show us all what's possible. Ceramic artist Beatrice Wood worked on a potter's wheel every day until she was 103. Wood who said "My life is full of mistakes. They're like pebbles that make a good road," died at age 105.

Helen Frankenthaler, 1928-2011, invented the "soak-stain" technique, in which she poured turpentine-thinned paint onto canvas, producing luminous color washes that appeared to merge with the canvas.

Helen Frankenthaler. "You have to know how to use the accident, how to recognise it, how to control it, and ways to eliminate it so that the whole surface looks felt and born all at once."

Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution ~ profiling 40 women of the Beat generation.

1980s Guerrilla Girls

Me And My Parrots by Frida Kahlo

Marlene Dumas

Mary Cassatt (American, 1844–1926). Mother's Kiss, ca. 1891. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Gardner Cassatt, 1960 (60.730bis)

Anna-Eva Bergman - Quatre formes. 1955.

Marthe Donas - Tête cubiste (1917) There’s criminally little available on Donas that doesn’t merely relate who she knew (Picasso, De Stijl, Section D’Or) or present the vaguest of outlines of her life. The best summary available is little more than a single sentence: ‘The Belgian painter Marthe Donas brought undulating, organic rhythm to the more crystalline conventions of Cubist still-life.’ (see also)

Madame de Pompadour porcelain tea set by Cindy Sherman

Nancy Graves (1939-1995) in 1992. photo Barbara Yoshida A sculptor, painter, printmaker, and sometime-filmmaker known for her focus on natural phenomena. She was the first woman to receive a solo retrospective at the Whitney Museum.