Women Artists: An Illustrated History

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Book by Nancy G. Heller

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Nancy G. Heller, who has a doctorate in art history from Rutgers University, is a writer and lecturer on the arts who has presented numerous talks on womenartists at various museums, colleges, and other institutions. She is currently Professor of Art History at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. Her books include The Regionalists (with Julia Williams) and North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary (co-edited with Jules Heller). Since 1984 Dr. Hellerhas been enthusiastically involved in Spanish dance as a student, teacher, writer, and lecturer.

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YA None of the three major surveys of art history (Jansen, Gardner, Hartt) pays adequate attention to women artists of note. Heller's book is a successful attempt to begin to remedy this gap in basic information available to lay readers about women painters and sculptors since the Renaissance. Organized in six chapters by century, the survey provides brief biographical information, some critical analysis and context, and at least one color plate of the work of 125 women artists who lived and worked in Europe or North America between the 16th Century and the 1980s. Although the prose suffers from the problems inherent in a survey texttoo much information too quickly presentedthat problem is also a strength of the volume. Readers will be fascinated to discover these relatively obscure but competent or great artists who remained unknown because they were women. The book is well designed, a pleasure to hold and read, and an excellent resource for students interested in expanding their understanding of art history. Dorcas Hand, Episcopal High School, Bellaire
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