03/14/2013 08:25 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Women's History Month Artists: Celebrating WHM With Francesca Woodman As The Ace Of Clubs

HuffPost Arts&Culture is celebrating Women's History Month with the help of our favorite artists -- female artists, of course. Every day of March we're rolling out a new key player in the art world with a playing card... Get it? Print them out for your own amazing (although probably a bit flimsy) card deck or use them to stay fresh on your favorite women in art.


francesca woodman

WHO: Francesca Woodman

WHAT: Francesca Woodman, who Slate called "the Sylvia Plath of photography," created a prolific, mature and provocative oeuvre of black-and-white photographs before committing suicide at only 22 years old. Her images often took the form of ghostly self-portraits, capturing the tension between the confines of the domestic home and the wandering nature of the mind.

WHERE: Woodman's family navigates viewers through the enigmatic artist's life and artistic legacy in "The Woodmans" -- we highly recommend adding the film to your Netflix queue ASAP.

WHY: Woodman's influence is everywhere, from the body-centric autobiographical stylings of Lena Dunham to the rising popularity of the "teen girl Tumblr aesthetic."

See more of our playing cards in the slideshow below:

Women's History Month Artists