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Making a Mark

American Women Artists


Alice Trumbull Mason (American, 1904-1971). Untitled, 1939. Oil on canvas. 36 x 25 1/4 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2000.15.154. Museum purchase from the collection of Ahmet Ertegün. ©2021 Alice Trumbull Mason/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Alice Trumbull Mason (American, 1904-1971). Untitled, 1939. Oil on canvas. 36 x 25 1/4 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2000.15.154. Museum purchase from the collection of Ahmet Ertegün. © 2021 Alice Trumbull Mason Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

Upcoming exhibition

March 28, 2021 – July 25, 2021
Located on the third floor of The Baker Museum


Making a Mark: American Women Artists highlights the significant legacy and continuous contributions of women artists in the development of modern and contemporary art in America. The majority of the works on view are drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, which comprises more than 4,000 works, and they are augmented by several works on loan from Naples collectors.

Featured artists include Alice Adams, Naomi Boretz, Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne, Elsie Driggs, Ruth Eckstein, Barbara Ess, Gabriele Evertz, Perle Fine, Helen Frankenthaler, Viola Frey, Helen Gilbert, Nancy Graves, Gertrude Greene, Nancy Grossman, Grace Hartigan, Martha Keller, Jane Marie Logemann, Katinka Mann, Nancy Manter, Dorie Marder, Alice Trumbull Mason, Joan Mitchell, Mary Obering, Georgia O'Keeffe, Betty Bierne Parsons, Christine Taylor Patten, Irene Rice-Pereira, Joanna Webster Price, Raquel Rabinovich, Beatrice Riese, Ce Roser, Irene Victoria Rousseau, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Miriam Schapiro, Esphyr Slobodkina, Thea Tewi, Helen Torr and Charmion Von Wiegand.

Abstraction is the critical visual language that these artists all share, although their styles differ greatly. Some employ nonfigurative abstraction while others straddle the boundary between representation and abstraction in a range of mediums including paintings, drawings, collages, prints, photography and sculpture. Selected works were created between the 1920s and 1990s. Many of them are either on view for the first time or have not been exhibited for nearly a decade.

Making a Mark is conceived by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum as a companion exhibition for the Blurring Boundaries exhibition. Visitors are encouraged to explore and celebrate the role of women in art and art history.


Advance Reservations Required
Please reserve your viewing time in advance.
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Selected Works

Charmion von Wiegand (American, 1896-1983). No. 157, 1961. Gouache and graphite on paper. 21 3/4 x 29 1/2 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 000.15.262. Museum purchase from the collection of Ahmet Ertegün. © Estate of Charmion von Wiegand; Court

Charmion von Wiegand (American, 1896-1983). No. 157, 1961. Gouache and graphite on paper. 21 3/4 x 29 1/2 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 000.15.262. Museum purchase from the collection of Ahmet Ertegün. © Estate of Charmion von Wiegand; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, NY.

Miriam Schapiro (Canadian-American, 1923-2015). A Heart for All, 1983. Acrylic, appliqués and fabric on board. 30 x 31 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2007.2.06. Gift of John Raimondi. © 2021 Estate of Miriam Schapiro/Artists Rights Society (A

Miriam Schapiro (Canadian-American, 1923-2015). A Heart for All, 1983. Acrylic, appliqués and fabric on board. 30 x 31 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2007.2.06. Gift of John Raimondi. © 2021 Estate of Miriam Schapiro/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Perle Fine (American, 1905-1988). Silent Procession, 1947. Oil on gessoed board. 24 x 28 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2000.15.086. Museum purchase from the collection of Ahmet Ertegün. Copyright AE Artworks, LLC.

Perle Fine (American, 1905-1988). Silent Procession, 1947. Oil on gessoed board. 24 x 28 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2000.15.086. Museum purchase from the collection of Ahmet Ertegün. Copyright AE Artworks, LLC.

Esphyr Slobodkina (Russian-American, 1908-2002). Heart of Time, 1941. Collage on board. 17 x 13 1/2 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2000.15.215. Museum purchase from the collection of Ahmet Ertegün. © Courtesy of the Slobodkina Foundation.

Esphyr Slobodkina (Russian-American, 1908-2002). Heart of Time, 1941. Collage on board. 17 x 13 1/2 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2000.15.215. Museum purchase from the collection of Ahmet Ertegün. © Courtesy of the Slobodkina Foundation.

Niki de Saint Phalle (French-American, 1930-2002). Mini Nana Maison, 1968. Painted plaster. 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 5 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2013.1.042. Gift of Olga Hirshhorn. © 2021 Niki Charitable Art Foundation. All rights reserved / ARS,

Niki de Saint Phalle (French-American, 1930-2002). Mini Nana Maison, 1968. Painted plaster. 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 5 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2013.1.042. Gift of Olga Hirshhorn. © 2021 Niki Charitable Art Foundation. All rights reserved / ARS, NY / ADAGP, Paris.

Barbara Ess (American, 1948-2021). Untitled, 1987. Monochrome color photograph. 20 x 24 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2003.4.023. Gift of Bank One. Courtesy of the artist and Magenta Plains, New York.

Barbara Ess (American, 1948-2021). Untitled, 1987. Monochrome color photograph. 20 x 24 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2003.4.023. Gift of Bank One. Courtesy of the artist and Magenta Plains, New York.

Joan Mitchell (American, 1925-1992). Tree I, edition 43/94, 1992. Color lithograph. 24 1/2 x 20 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2007.4.049. Museum purchase from the Dr. Robert B. and Dorothy Gronlund Collection. © Estate of Joan Mitchell.

Joan Mitchell (American, 1925-1992). Tree I, edition 43/94, 1992. Color lithograph. 24 1/2 x 20 inches. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. 2007.4.049. Museum purchase from the Dr. Robert B. and Dorothy Gronlund Collection. © Estate of Joan Mitchell.


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