Introductory essay by Rebecca Morrill

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This encyclopedia-style compendium of artwork from more than 400 female artists, arranged alphabetically by name, covers a wide variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, live performance, music, and dance. Each entry boasts a full-color image accompanied by a paragraph explaining the significance of the piece. These varied summaries represent more than 50 countries spanning the last 500 years, making this an expansive collection.

The book includes all the artists you’ve heard of — Georgia O’Keefe, Frida Kahlo, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, and Kara Walker — as well as many, many more you probably haven’t. “Considering that a lot of people probably couldn’t name ten women artists, I hope the book will introduce them to a lot of artists they might not know — and encourage them to follow up,” says Rebecca Morrill, who edited the book. “I’m hoping to stick some new names into people’s minds, so when they go into museums, or when they’re reading up online, they’ll think, Oh yes, I remember that artist, and then they’ll learn more about them. We’re really trying to encourage people to learn more of these names, so they become as common as Picasso or Pollock.”*


400 women artists including Helen Frankenthaler, Nikki S. Lee, Lorna Simpson, Betty Woodman.


*from The Cut