by Irving Sandler with Robert Hobbs, Ellen G. Landau, Susan Landauer, Joan Marter, and others

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Artists Janice Biala, Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Jay DeFeo, Perle Fine, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Anne Ryan, and many other women played major roles in the development of Abstract Expressionism, which flourished in New York and San Francisco in the 1940s and 1950s and has been recognized as the first fully American modern art movement.

Women of Abstract Expressionism is a long-overdue survey. Lavishly illustrated with full-color plates emphasizing the expressive freedom of direct gesture and process at the core of the movement, this book features biographies of more than forty artists, offering insight into their lives and work. Essays by noted scholars explore the techniques, concerns, and legacies of women in Abstract Expressionism, shedding light on their unique experiences.