NINTH STREET WOMEN: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art (SOFTCOVER)


by Mary Gabriel


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Set amid the most turbulent social and political period of modern times, Ninth Street Women is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting — not as muses but as artists. From their cold-water lofts, where they worked, drank, fought, and loved, these pioneers burst open the door to the art world for themselves and countless others to come.

A necessary, urgent history of art and a rollicking good read to boot.  Here at long last is the full chronicle of Abstract Expressionism, the stories of five remarkable women artists who created the first thoroughly American art movement alongside the men who would be famous first.

— Bridget Quinn