Great Women Painters: An Enormous Volume Surveys the Work of 300 Artists Across 500 Years

Great Women Painters: An Enormous Volume Surveys the Work of 300 Artists Across 500 Years

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In the same vein as Phaidon’s formidable Great Women Artists and African Artists, a forthcoming book from the publisher similarly widens the art historical canon while recognizing some of the most influential and impactful painters working in the medium today. The massive compilation, titled Great Women Painters, highlights more than 300 artists across 500 years and a vast array of movements and aesthetics. Arranged alphabetically, the book pairs icons like Yayoi Kusama, Frida Kahlo, and Leonora Carrington with contemporary artists, including Ewa Juszkiewicz, Katharina Grosse, and Wangari Mathenge, in a broad and diverse overview of the women who have had profound impacts on the world today. The nearly 350-page Great Women Painters will be released this fall and is currently available for pre-order from Bookshop.

Shara Hughes, “Hard Hats” (2021), oil and dye on canvas, 96 × 72 inches. Image © Shara Hughes, courtesy of the artist, Pilar Corrias, London, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles and New York, and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich / New York

Ewa Juszkiewicz, “Untitled (after Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun)” (2020), oil on canvas, 63 × 47 1/4 inches. Photo © Courtesy of the artist and Almine Rech, by Melissa Castro Duarte

Hayv Kahraman, “Appearance of Control” (2010), oil with gold paint on 23 wooden panels (sliding puzzle) in artist’s frame, 65 3/4 × 96 7/8 inches. Image © Hayv Kahraman, courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Wangari Mathenge, “The Ascendants XVII (She Is Here Too but Why Are You?)” (2021), oil on canvas, 193 × 160 centimeters. Image © Wangari Mathenge, by Brian Griffin, courtesy of Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

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