What a charming and informative book! This is a delightful way to learn about some incredible women in art who have been ignored or overshadowed for far too long. I’m glad this book is shining a light on them in such an accessible and enjoyable way. Recommended By Lucinda G., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Illustrated profiles of 50 pioneering female artists — from the 11th century to today — from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science.
A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Art highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women in the arts — from well-known figures like painters Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe, to lesser-known names like 19th-century African American quilter Harriet Powers and Hopi-Tewa ceramic artist Nampeyo. Covering a wide array of artistic mediums, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about artistic movements throughout history, statistics about women's representation in museums, and notable works by women. Women in Art celebrates the success of the bold female creators who inspired the world and paved the way for the next generation of artists.
"A riot of quirkiness and eccentricity, and the mood of the book, which shifts from droll humor to melancholy to gentle vulnerability, is unclassifiable — and just right." Kirkus
About the Author
RACHEL IGNOTOFSKY is a New York Times bestselling author, illustrator, and designer. She graduated from Tyler School of Art's graphic design program and formerly worked as a senior designer and illustrator at Hallmark Greetings. Rachel and her work have been featured in many print and online media outlets such as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, Science Friday, Brain Pickings, and more. She is the author of Women in Science, Women in Sports, I Love Science, and The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth.