03/08/2014 04:22 am ET Updated Mar 08, 2014

15 Kickass Female Artists We're Eternally Grateful For This International Women's Day

It's International Women's Day and here at Huff Post Arts & Culture we're expressing endless gratitude for the dazzling female artists who've inspired us with their bravery, creativity and fierce dedication to art.

Last year we assembled playing cards for some of our favorite "key players" in the art world -- we know, bad joke -- and because our love for them hasn't waned, we're revisiting the creative forces today. From Artemisia Gentileschi's 17th century boldness to Cindy Sherman's endless contemporary influence, these are 15 of the artists we're sending mad love to on this holiest of days. Enjoy and happy International Women's Day everyone!

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