New Zealand Women Artists: A Survey of 150 Years

New Zealand Women Artists: A Survey of 150 Years

by Anne Kirker, Fine Art Publishing
     
 

'It has been my intention to uncover the personal identity of those women who have heeded their abilities as artists. In short, I wanted to answer the questions of what these women have done and who they are ... The fact that an artist happens to be a woman counts.'. The identities of serious women artists have too often been omitted from historical accounts and their… See more details below

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'It has been my intention to uncover the personal identity of those women who have heeded their abilities as artists. In short, I wanted to answer the questions of what these women have done and who they are ... The fact that an artist happens to be a woman counts.'. The identities of serious women artists have too often been omitted from historical accounts and their achievements have been misunderstood and undervalued. By comparison, their male counterparts have invariably been accorded most attention and given the status of innovators. New Zealand Women Artists: A Survey of 150 Years, is the first comprehensive study of the subject, and makes a significant contribution towards redressing the balance. In tracing the lives and careers of over eighty of these women, it shows that New Zealand women painters, sculptors and other art makers have achieved vital and significant imagery. In doing so, it brings fresh insights to the development of the visual arts in Aotearoa. In its first edition New Zealand Women Artists was shortlisted for the 1987 Wattle Book of the Year Awards and a finalist in the PEN Best First Book Award (New Zealand) the same year.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789768097309
Publisher:
Craftsman House, B V I
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 12.20(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments7
Preface to the revised edition9
Introduction10
1The Pioneers14
2Towards a Professional Status24
3The Achievement of Frances Hodgkins42
4In Search of Modernism54
5The Other Expatriate Painters72
6Rita Angus and the Assertion of a National Identity86
7Figures as the Expressive Concern104
8Towards Abstraction128
9The Development of Sculpture148
10A New Way of Seeing174
11Approaching the '90s204
End Note225
Notes by chapter231
List of Colour Plates241
List of Black and White Figures244
Further reading247
Photographic credits249
Index250

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