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Heroic Women of the Art World
Heroic Women of the Art World

Heroic Women of the Art World

12+

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION

272 Pages, 7.5 x 9

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $30.95)

Publication Date: January 2020

ISBN 9781943431533

Rights: WOR

Tumblehome, Inc. (Jan 2020)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: January 2020
 

Overview

Inspiring life stories of the world's most remarkable, and often overlooked, women artists—for mature teen readers

Other than a scattered few, women have not often been portrayed among the world's great artists, especially in books for young readers. This book begins to correct the omission, with portraits of fifteen daring women from the Renaissance to the present. Sofonisba Anguissola, the first documented female court painter, painted the queen of Spain. During the Renaissance, artist Artemisia Gentileschi took the man who assaulted her to court and won—then went on to build a career painting strong and often vengeful women from the Bible and mythology. Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun fled the French Revolution and supported her daughter and herself by painting portraits across Europe. Rose Bonheur frequented slaughterhouses to master animal anatomy. Berthe Morisot exhibited paintings with the Impressionists—and sold them. Augusta Savage fought racism and poverty to become a leading sculptor. Later women portrayed include an art restorer, an art detective, and a World War II spy who tracked and recovered the great art works of France. Then there are Frida Kahlo, fashion photographer Annie Leibovitz, Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, and more. Their stories will inspire girls who want to find a place in the arts and girls who simply seek the courage to make their own voices heard in the world.

Author Biography

Art historian Eugene Pool taught at two of the nation's most eminent private high schools. He has published poetry, middle-grade fiction, and a previous book on art history.