Repaint History: So Who Are We?
Most of us recognize the names of famous artists like Picasso, Monet, Manet, and Michelangelo, but how many of us can name famous female artists who were these men’s counterparts? This question lies at the core of Repaint History’s mission: to shed light to the female artists of the past while supporting present and future female identifying artists.
Repaint History began as a feeling. We wondered why we weren’t seeing more support of female artists in our community. We struggled to name a single female artist from the same historical times as the most well known male artists. And this made us feel disappointed and unhappy. But more than that, this spurred us to action. We didn't want to wait for someone else to solve this problem: we want to take action ourselves in order to support the groundbreaking female artists of today while also bringing attention and recognition to the female artists that were historically important.
So we launched Repaint History! A female start-up that exists because of an abiding love for art and a strong desire to support women. At Repaint History, we are busy throwing events in support of past and present female artists , collaborating with local female artists, hosting mentorship events (both digitally and in person) as well as growing our line of clothing in support of women identifying artists. We want to go beyond being a start-up to become the catalysts of a movement that celebrates forgotten female contributors across the globe.
Repaint History began when our founder Pegah Kargar started asking herself why she didn’t know of any past female artists. She started asking the same question of her friends and family and noticed she wasn’t alone. She got more curious to see if this issue and gap existed amongst a majority of people and to confirm her hypothesis, she decided to go on the street and interview people. It turned out that 99% of the people she interviewed struggled with recalling a famous female artist name and thus Repaint History was born! Pegah later partnered with her co-founder Jessica Tan to join forces in bringing this start-up to life.
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