Paintings by Artemisia Gentileschi 17th Century Female Painter

The National Gallery in London is opening its galleries to the first major exhibition of Artemisia Gentileschi's work in the UK. In 17th-century Europe, at a time when women artists were not easily accepted, Artemisia challenged conventions to become a successful artist and one of the greatest storytellers of her time. After many hardships she established herself as an independent artist and became the first woman to gain membership to the Academy of the Arts of Drawing in 1616 in Florence.

In this exhibition, starting from October 3, you can see her best-known paintings, her self portraits and her recently discovered personal letters as well. You can book your tickets online from and learn more about the key works in the exhibition and Artemisia from the exhibition's curator Letizia Treves at the online talk and Q&A which will take place on October 1 via Zoom. The exhibition will be available to visit until 24 January 2021.