American Women Artists


American Women Artists, 1830-1930, by Eleanor Tufts. The National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1987. ISBN 0-940979-02-0.
American Women Artists: From Early Indian Tmes to the Present, by Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein. Avon, 1982
American Women Modernists: The Legacy of Robert Henri, 1910-1945. This book by Marian Wardle, Sarah Burns, and Brigham Young University Museum of Art, compiled by Stephanie Andrews McNairy contains seven essays included that recover the lesser known work of Robert Henri's women students. The contributors, who include well-known scholars of art history, American studies, and cultural studies demonstrate how these women participated in the "modernizing" of women's roles during this era. Pub;lished by Rutgers University Press. ISBN:0813536847. (left: front cover, American Women Modernists: The Legacy of Robert Henri, 1910-1945. Photo courtesy Google Books)
American Women Sculptors: A History of Women Working in Three Dimensions, by Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein. G.K. Hall, Boston. 1990.
An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West, By Phil Kovinick, Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick, William H. Goetzmann. Published 1998 by University of Texas Press. 405 pages. ISBN:0292790635. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 13, 2007. Google Books says: "This encyclopedia is a biographical dictionary of some 1,000 women artists of the American West. The product of a twenty-year, coast-to-coast research project by authors Phil Kovinick and Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick, it offers accurate, concise introductions to women painters, graphic artists, and sculptors, all of whom achieved recognition as depictors of Western subjects between the 1840s and 1980. Their styles range from representationalism to early modernism, while their works depict everything from bold landscapes and scenes of intensive action to studies of Native Americans, pioneers, ranchers, farmers, wildlife, and flora."
The Art of Black American Women: Works of Twenty-Four Artists of the Twentieth Century, by Robert Henkes. McFarland & Company, 1993.
A to Z of American Women in the Visual Arts, by Carol Kort and Liz Sonneborn. Infobase Publishing, 2002
Contemporary American Women Sculptors, by Virginia Watson-Jones. Oryx Press, Phoenix, 1986. ISBN 0-89774-139-0
Independent spirits: Women Painters of the American West, 1890-1945. This book by Patricia Trenton and Sandra D'Emilio is abundantly illustrated, with over one-hundred color plates, this book is a rich compendium of Western art by women. Published 1995 by University of California Press. 304 pages. ISBN:0520202031. (left: front cover, Independent spirits: Women Painters of the American West, 1890-1945. Photo courtesy Google Books)
Painting Professionals: Women Artists & the Development of Modern American Art, 1870-1930. This book by Kirsten Swinth explores how women's growing presence in the American art world transformed both its institutions and its ideology. Swinth traces the careers of women painters in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston, opening and closing her book with discussion of the two most famous women artists of the period -- Mary Cassatt and Georgia O'Keeffe. Perhaps surprisingly, Swinth shows that in the 1870s and 1880s men and women easily crossed the boundaries separating conventionally masculine and feminine artistic territories to compete with each other as well as to join forces to professionalize art training, manage a fluid and unpredictable art market, and shape the language of art criticism. Published 2001 by UNC Press. 305 pages. ISBN:0807849715 (right: front cover, Painting Professionals: Women Artists & the Development of Modern American Art, 1870-1930. Photo courtesy Google Books)
Women Artists in the United States: a Selective Bibliography and Resource Guide on the Fine and Decorative Arts, by Paula Chiarmonte. G. K. Hall, Boston, 1990. ISBN 0-8161-8917-X
Women Artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement, 1870-1914, by Anthea Callen. Pantheon, N.Y., 1979. ISBN 0-394-73780-6.


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