Central To Their Lives: Southern Women Artists In The Johnson Collection
ISBN: 1611179548
EAN13: 9781611179545
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 20, 2018
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 1" H x 12" L x 10" W
Weight: 1.74 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Looking back at her lengthy career just four years before her death, modernist painter Nell Blaine said, Art is central to my life. Not being able to make or see art would be a major deprivation. The Virginia native's creative path began early, and, during the course of her life, she overcame significant barriers in her quest to make and even see art, including serious vision problems, polio, and paralysis. And then there was her gender. In 1957 Blaine was hailed by Life magazine as someone to watch, profiled alongside four other emerging painters whom the journalist praised not as notable women artists but as notable artists who happen to be women.

In Central to Their Lives, twenty-six noted art historians offer scholarly insight into the achievements of female artists working in and inspired by the American South. Spanning the decades between the late 1890s and early 1960s, this volume examines the complex challenges these artists faced in a traditionally conservative region during a period in which women's social, cultural, and political roles were being redefined and reinterpreted.

The presentation--and its companion exhibition--features artists from all of the Southern states, including Dusti Bong , Anne Goldthwaite, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Ida Kohlmeyer, Lo s Mailou Jones, Alma Thomas, and Helen Turner. These essays examine how the variables of Read More chevron_right

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