Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order)

By Bridget Quinn
Illustrations by Lisa Congdon
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5.49 Hours 07/04/2017 unabridged
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Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of fifteen brilliant female artists in this smart, feisty, educational, and enjoyable book. Replete with beautiful reproductions of the artists’ works and contemporary portraits of each artist by renowned illustrator Lisa Congdon, this is art history from 1600 to the present day for the modern art lover, reader, and feminist.

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Summary

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A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Book for Spring 2017 in Memoirs/Biographies

Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of fifteen brilliant female artists in this smart, feisty, educational, and enjoyable book.

Replete with beautiful reproductions of the artists’ works and contemporary portraits of each artist by renowned illustrator Lisa Congdon, this is art history from 1600 to the present day for the modern art lover, reader, and feminist.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Your Art History 101 syllabus just got a lot more fun.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“A terrific essay collection with quick and pithy profiles of famous and not-famous women artists…Spunky, attitudinal, smart writing, excellent color reproductions.” NPR
“Can you name five women artists? That question, which launched a recent social media campaign, receives a beautiful answer in art historian Quinn and illustrator-writer Congdon’s accessible and intimate tour of fifteen female artists from the seventeenth century to the present.” Library Journal
“In her entertaining and accessible debut, Quinn mixes biography, art history, and women’s studies…Quinn skillfully examines the lives of an eclectic group of artists and the treatment of their work over time, mixing in comments from art historians and her own personal anecdotes…The color reproductions add to this book’s appeal, giving readers a chance to appreciate the artists’ work as well as Quinn’s upbeat writing.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Bridget Quinn

Bridget Quinn is a writer, art history scholar, and educator. She has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and taught art history and architecture at Portland State University, the San Francisco Waldorf High School, and other institutions. A grateful denizen of that lively creative incubator, the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, she is also a contributor and advisory board member for Narrative magazine. Her work has been a finalist for the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction and has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her personal essay “At Swim, Two Girls” was included in The Best American Sports Writing 2013.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 5.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English