Broad Strokes (Hardcover)
15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order)
Chronicle Books, 9781452152363, 192pp.
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (7/4/2017)
About the Author
Lisa Congdon is a Portland, Oregon–based artist and author.
Praise For Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order)…
“Your Art History 101 syllabus just got a lot more fun.” —O, the Oprah Magazine
“Inspiring, charming, and eye-opening.” —The Millions
“In her entertaining and accessible debut, Quinn mixes biography, art history, and women’s studies to shed light on 15 women artists.… The color reproductions add to this book’s appeal, giving readers a chance to appreciate the artists’ work as well as Quinn’s upbeat writing.” —Publishers Weekly
“Can you name five women artists? That question, which launched a recent social media campaign, receives a beautiful answer in art historian Quinn and illustrator/writer Congdon’s accessible and intimate tour of 15 female artists from the 17th century to the present.” —Library Journal
“As its title suggests, Broad Strokes isn’t stuffy. There’s plenty of scholarship here about women artists over the centuries, but Quinn combines her research with a lively, breezy tone that turns her subjects into more than feminist symbols. They’re masters in their own right, bold and brilliant despite the limits they faced.” —Christian Science Monitor
Named one of the 23 best art history books of all time by Book Authority
Named a Top 10 Spring 2017 Book in Memoirs/Biographies by Publishers Weekly