Curated by women, in support of women artists, Art des Femmes is an art selling platform offering contemporary paintings and prints, created exclusively by women artists. The selected works have been personally curated by Evelyn Tompkins, a private art dealer, and Sotheby’s alumna, with 30+ years of experience in the art world.
Art des Femmes was founded in the summer of 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. With galleries and museums temporarily closed and art shows and fairs postponed, fewer collectors are able to enjoy and purchase art in person. Museums, galleries, and auction houses, alike, are transforming, transitioning their operations online.
In light of the new art world reality, artists continue to create compelling pieces. Our mission at Art des Femmes is to connect collectors with carefully curated works of art and to promote talented women artists.
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Evelyn Tompkins, Founder and Curator
Evelyn Tompkins is a graduate of Miss Porter's School and Wellesley College and studied studio architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a former specialist in 19th-century European paintings and sporting art at Sotheby's New York, and has also lived in London where she worked in Sotheby's departments of Contemporary Art and Victorian Paintings. Ms. Tompkins trained under the interior designer, Mario Buatta in New York and studied interior design and architecture at the Parsons School of Design in New York and landscape design at The New York Botanical Gardens School of Professional Horticulture. Ms. Tompkins is the director of Ann Kendall Richards Gallery, Inc., and the recent founder and curator of Art des Femmes.