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Demonstrating artistic range and influence | Arts & Appetite

 

August 23, 2018



Growing up, I was surrounded by visual art painted by women – the majority by my mother, but I also vividly remember constantly studying art books with Mary Cassatt and Georgia O’Keefe and finding works by Berthe Morisot at the Barnes Collection near our home.

My mother would sit with me as I leafed through the books with images of Cassatt’s work, and helped me verbalize how I understood the subjects but not necessarily their expressions.

One thing my mother never talked to me about was women artists versus artists. There were great artists and the rest, but gender was not a qualifie...



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