Philadelphia Ten

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The Philadelphia Ten, also known as The Ten, was a group of female artists from the United States who exhibited together from 1917 to 1945. The group exhibited annually in Philadelphia and later had traveling exhibitions at other museums throughout the East Coast and the Midwest.[1][2]


All of the members of the Philadelphia Ten attended art school in Philadelphia. The group’s first show was held at the Art Club of Philadelphia in February 1917 and it showcased the work of 11 artists, nine trained at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College of Art and Design) and two from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. More members later joined; in all, 23 painters and seven sculptors participated in the group's exhibitions.[1][2]

In 1998, the Moore College of Art and Design created a retrospective of the Philadelphia Ten that traveled to museums throughout the country.[3][2][4] In 2010, Moore College showed pieces from two women's art collectives: The Philadelphia Ten and The Other Woman.[5]


Original group[edit]

All of the original members were painters.

Other painters[edit]

Other sculptors[edit]



  1. ^ a b "The Philadelphia Ten: A Women's Artist Group 1917-1945". Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Talbott, Page; Sydney, Patricia Tanis (1998). The Philadelphia ten:a women's artist group, 1917-1945. Kansas CIty, MO.: American Art Review Press. 
  3. ^ "1990s: The Philadelphia Ten: A Women's Artist Group 1917–1945, January 23 – March 15, 1998". The Galleries at Moore. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Tappert, Tara (October 1999). "Review: Commemorating the Philadelphia Ten: The Philadelphia Ten: A Women's Artist Group 1917-1945 by Page Talbott; Patricia Tanis Sydney". American Studies International. 37 (3): 107–110. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Collectively Speaking, Then & Now: The Philadelphia Ten and The Other Woman". Retrieved 12 March 2017.