Women's Art Work: More than 30 Female Artists Who Changed the World

Women’s Art Work introduces readers to the lives and work of the world’s most renowned artists. With a foreword from Tate’s first female director, Maria Balshaw, this collection celebrates the creativity of women in more than 30 biographies, investigating their practices and exploring their contributions to the art world. Readers will learn about a diverse group of innovators like Frida Kahlo, Cindy Sherman, Ana Mendieta, Lubaina Himid, Cao Fei, and the Guerrilla Girls. From early pioneers to today’s most radical creators, these women have overcome obstacles, broken boundaries, and enriched our understanding of what art is and can be. With a glossary of art terms, a timeline of major milestones, and educational sidebars, this highly illustrated book is perfect for any art lover. Additionally, it features original interviews with living artists—including Yayoi Kusama, Lorna Simpson, and Rachel Whiteread.

Featured artists include:
- Eileen Agar
- Anni Albers
- Louise Bourgeois
- Sonia Boyce
- Claude Cahun
- Judy Chicago
- Tacita Dean
- Tracey Emin
- Cao Fei
- Simryn Gill
- Guerrilla Girls
- Natalia Goncharova
- Anthea Hamilton
- Barbara Hepworth
- Lubaina Himid
- Gwen John
- Joan Jonas
- Frida Kahlo
- Yayoi Kusama
- Agnes Martin
- Ana Mendieta
- Berthe Morisot
- Georgia O'Keeffe
- Paula Rego
- Bridget Riley
- Doris Salcedo
- Cindy Sherman
- Lorna Simpson
- Dayanita Singh
- Gillian Wearing
- Rachel Whiteread
- Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
- Fahrelnissa Zeid

Written by Sophia Bennett, Illustrated by Manjit Thapp
112 pages
Published by Abrams, 2020
Hardcover
7.8 x 9.4 inches
For ages 10-14



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