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Broad Strokes

Broad Strokes

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

By Bridget Quinn, Illustrations by Lisa Congdon


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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 15 brilliant female artists in text that's smart, feisty, educational, and an enjoyable read. 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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Size: 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 in;
Pages: 192 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: March 2017
ISBN: 9781452152363
Lisa Congdon is a Portland, Oregon–based artist and author.

Bridget Quinn is a writer, art history scholar and educator. She lives in San Francisco where she’s a contributor and advisory board member for Narrative Magazine and a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.

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“Your Art History 101 syllabus just got a lot more fun.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

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