An illustrated reference that provides accurate, concise, and accessible biographical and bibliographic information on women artists from Canada, Mexico, and the US. Some 1,500 alphabetical entries cover widely recognized professional artists born before 1960 who work in a broad range of fields: painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, fibers, metals, and performance art.
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It is entirely appropriate to ask, 'Why another work on women artists?' More specifically, 'Why this North American Free Trade Agreement, this NAFTA-like approach which embraces women artists from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. As researchers, we have been frustrated many times by being unable to locate basic information about many of the artists included in this volume, especially those working outside the United States. Another reason for producing this particular kind of reference book, to try and create a better understanding between and among the artists and art audiences in these three countries.About the Author:
Nancy G. Heller is Professor of Art History at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The author of "Women Artists: An Illustrated History" and "Women Artists: Works from the National Museum of Women in the Arts," Heller has received awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Smithsonian Institution.
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