Women, Art, and Society (World of Art)

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Art historian Whitney Chadwick's acclaimed bestselling study challenges the assumption that great women artists are exceptions who "transcended" their gender to produce major works of art.

By Whitney Chadwick, with an epilogue by Flavia Frigeri

Art historian Whitney Chadwick's acclaimed bestselling study challenges the assumption that great women artists are exceptions who "transcended" their gender to produce major works of art. Starting in the Middle Ages, Chadwick's survey introduces some of the many women whose contributions to visual culture have often been neglected and reexamines their works and the ways in which they have been perceived as marginal, often in direct reference to gender. In her discussion of feminism and its influence on this reappraisal, she also addresses the closely related issues of ethnicity, class, and sexuality.

This revised edition features a completely redesigned interior and full- color illustrations as well as a new preface and epilogue from curator and professor Flavia Frigeri, an emerging authority on the history of women artists. This edition continues to chart the evolution of feminist art history and pedagogy, revealing how artists have responded to new strategies of feminism for the current moment.


  • Paperback
  • 560 pages
  • 6 × 1.6 × 8.3 inches
  • Published 2020