They say history is the history of domination, meaning that accounts of the past are determined by those who control the narrative. Perhaps this is why so many amazing artists have gone forgotten in art history, particularly women, people of color, and those whose works weren’t financially solvent at the time of their exhibitions. Many times, artists have been overshadowed by the fame of their more talented family members or friends. But art can also be the history of freedom, reflected visually in the marginalized work of many artists throughout centuries, even if at one time it was oppressed by the ruling classes. We’ve put a short list together of 25 Artists You Didn't Learn About in Art History Class (But Should Know). Check out what you’ve been missing. 

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