Women Artists

An Illustrated History

Release Date
Format Paperback 312 pages 10 x 11 inches 220 illustrations, 160 in full color
ISBN-13 978-0-78920-768-5 SKU 18556

 4th Edition

Firmly established as one of the premier histories of women in the fine arts, Nancy G. Heller's Women Artists returns in an expanded fourth edition.

With coverage of the 1990s and the beginning of the new millennium, nearly half the volume is now devoted to the remarkable period from 1960 to the present, when women artists emerged as the most dynamic force in contemporary art.

New to this edition are innovative contemporary American artists, such as Janine Antoni and Renee Cox, as well as major international figures, including Iran's Shirin Neshat, Shahzia Sikander from Pakistan, and the Icelandic sculptor and performance artist Katrin Sigurdardottir. As in past editions, all the artists' works are represented in large-format color reproductions, and the artists' careers are examined in concise critical biographies.


An attractive, even tempered survey of American and European women artists from the Renaissance to the present. Los Angeles Time

The last 20 years of scholarship have brought many forgotten women artists to attention, but too often their presentation has been marred by anachronistic feminist rhetoric. Nancy G. Hellers lucid, evenhanded Women Artists is a noteworthy exception. — Washington Post


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