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Judith Vale Newton

Skirting the Issue: Stories of Indiana's Historical Women Artists

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ISBN: 0871951770
Издательство: Indiana Historical Society
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 390
Book DescriptionAccording to the ethos of the late 1800s and early 1900s, a woman?s natural destiny was to be a wife, mother, and guardian of the virtues of hearth and home. Some women wanted more, however, and despite cultural expectations chose toexplore their creativity and seek training in art. Often at considerable social cost these women exchanged washboards, ovens, and mending baskets for the challenges of a piece of canvas or block of stone. In Skirting the Issue, authors Judith Vale Newton and Carol Ann Weiss present dozens of women from Indiana who chose this route. The authors include a biographical dictionary detailing the lives of one hundred of the state?s historical women artists, and they single out nearly forty of them for further examination in detailed essays. They describe the challenges the artists faced, the sacrifices they had to make, and the varying degrees of success they met, and they present numerous examples of the artists? work. While...