Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order)

Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order)


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Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of 15 brilliant female artists in text that's smart, feisty, educational, and an enjoyable read. Replete with beautiful reproductions of the artists' works and contemporary portraits of each artist by renowned illustrator Lisa Congdon, this is art history from 1600 to the present day for the modern art lover, reader, and feminist.

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ISBN-13: 9781452152363
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 03/07/2017
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 350,974
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

BRIDGET QUINN is author of the award-winning Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order), published by Chronicle Books in 2017. The book has been translated into four languages and selected for the Amelia Bloomer Book List of recommended feminist literature by the American Library Association. A graduate of New York University's Institute of Fine Arts and a regular contributor to online arts magazine Hyperallergic, Quinn is a sought-after speaker on women and art. She is an avid sports fan and Iron(wo)man triathlete, and her Narrative magazine essay "At Swim, Two Girls" was included in The Best American Sports Writing 2013. She lives in San Francisco with her family.

Lisa Congdon is a Portland, Oregon–based artist and author.

Table of Contents

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 Artemisia Gentileschi 19

Chapter 2 Judith Leyster 31

Chapter 3 Adélaïde Labille-Guiard 39

Chapter 4 Marie Denise Villers 51

Chapter 5 Rosa Bonheur 61

Chapter 6 Edmonia Lewis 73

Chapter 7 Paula Modersohn-Becker 85

Chapter 8 Vanessa Bell 97

Chapter 9 Alice Neel 105

Chapter 10 Lee Krasner 115

Chapter 11 Louise Bourgeois 125

Chapter 12 Ruth Asawa 135

Chapter 13 Ana Mendieta 145

Chapter 14 Kara Walker 153

Chapter 15 Susan O'Malley 163

Acknowledgments 174

Select Bibliography 175

Art Credits 179

Index 184

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