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03/08/2016 12:20 pm ET Updated Mar 08, 2016

101 Artists You Should Remember This International Women's Day

In honor of International Women's Day and the #5womenartists campaign, we're recognizing the women who left a mark on art history.
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Today is International Women's Day, a day devoted to recognizing the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world. The holiday lands in Women's History Month, a month devoted to recognizing the contributions of women throughout history. In summary, March 8 is a perfect storm of celebrations geared toward remembering that women -- amidst a persisting lack of access to education and positions of power around the globe -- are still fighting for gender parity in the 21st century. 

Throughout the month of March, one American museum in particular, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, is shining a spotlight on the art world and the women artists who have left their mark on history. It has launched a social media campaign dubbed #5womenartists, which asks individuals to publicly recognize five women artists, a feat that's proven more difficult that it might sound. "If you ask someone to name five artists, they will likely name prominent male artists, but how many people can list five women artists?" the NMWA writes online.

In honor of Women's History Month, #5womenartists and the shameful underrepresentation of women in museums, galleries and auctions today, we're recognizing not five but 101 artists you should remember this International Women's Day.

Remember, this is but a sample -- in no specific order -- of the many, many, many women and non-gender binary artists who deserve your attention. List your favorites in the comments so we can grow the list even larger. And if you come across an artist you've never heard of, we encourage you to look them up at a museum near you.

1. Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)

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2. Judy Chicago (1939- )

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3. Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)

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4. Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010)

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5. Cindy Sherman (1954- )

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6. Kara Walker (1969- )

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7. Yayoi Kusama (1929- )

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8. Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)

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9. Martha Rosler (1943- )

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10. Shirin Neshat (1957- )

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11. Mary Cassatt (1844-1926)

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12. Mickalene Thomas (1971- )

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13. Marlene Dumas (1953- )

14. Maya Lin (1959- )

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15. Eva Hesse (1936-1970)

16. Yoko Ono (1933- )

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17. Agnes Martin (1912-2004)

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18. Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899)

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19. Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907)

20. Artemisia Gentileschi (1593- 1653)

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21. Ruth Asawa (1926-2013)

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22. Wangechi Mutu (1972- )

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23. Alina Szapocznikow (1926-1973)

24. Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842)

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25. Camille Claudel (1864-1943)

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26. Dorothea Lange (1895-1965)

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27. Juliana Huxtable (1987- )

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28. Rachel Whiteread (1963- )

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29. Marina Abramović (1946- )

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30. Ana Mendieta (1948-1985)

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31. Judith Leyster (1609-1660)

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32. Carolee Schneemann (1939- )

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33. Francesca Woodman (1958-1981)

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34. Carrie Mae Weems (1953- )

35. Meret Oppenheim (1913-1985)

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36. Alice Neel (1900-1984)

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37. Betye Saar (1926- )

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38. Joan Mitchell (1925-1992)

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39. Faith Ringgold (1930- )

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40. Annie Leibovitz (1949- )

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41. Lorna Simpson (1960- )

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42. Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)

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43. Selma Burke (1900-1995)

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44. Barbara Kruger (1945- )

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45. Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (1950- )

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46. Lois Mailou Jones (1905-1998)

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47. Leonora Carrington (1917-2011)

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48. Hannah Höch (1889-1978)

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49. Ann Hamilton (1956- )

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50. Francoise Gilot (1921- )

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51. Adrian Piper (1948- )

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52. Leonor Fini (1907-1996)

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53. Alma Thomas (1891-1978)

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54. Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971)

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55. Diane Arbus (1932-1971)

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56. Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller (1877-1968)

57. Elaine de Kooning (1918-1989)

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58. Julie Mehretu (1970- )

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59. Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (1977- )

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60. Tracey Emin (1963- )

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61. Jenny Saville (1970- )

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62. Catherine Opie (1961- )

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63. Mariko Mori (1967- )

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64. Maya Hayuk (1969- )

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65. Cecily Brown (1969- )

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66. Sally Mann (1951- )

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67. Kiki Smith (1954- )

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68. Nan Goldin (1953- )

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69. Orlan (1947- )

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70. Joan Jonas (1936- )

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71. Marisol Escobar (1930- )

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72. Agnes Denes (1938- )

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73. Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011)

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74. Swoon (1978- )

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75. Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011)

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76. Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)

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77. Toyen (1902-1980)

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78. Romaine Brooks (1874-1970)

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79. Bridget Bate Tichenor (1917-1990)

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80. Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879)

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81. Tania Bruguera (1968- )

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82. Pushpamala N (1956- )

83. Laurie Anderson (1947- )

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84. Yael Bartana (1970- )

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85. Lisa Yuskavage (1962- )

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86. Ghada Amer (1963- )

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87. Vivian Maier (1926-2009)

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88. Isa Genzken (1948- )

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89. Carol Rama (1918-2015)

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90. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (1985- )

91. Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova (1881-1962)

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92. Elizabeth Catlett (1915-2012)

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93. Cady Noland (1956- )

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94. Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)

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95. Candy Darling (1944-1974)

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96. Bharti Kher (1969- )

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97. Augusta Savage (1892-1962)

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98. Judy Baca (1946- )

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99. Zackary Drucker (1983- )

100. Lee Krasner (1908-1984)

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101. Vaginal Davis (1969- )

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Can we make it to 200? How about 500? HuffPost Culture editors will be adding artists to the comments section throughout the day. Join us!

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