New York, NY :, Bloomsbury USA,, 2017.
xxiii, 455 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Introduction : telling the stories of seven artists
The empress of in-between : Louise Nevelson
Girl Searching : Gertrude Abercrombie
Behind the masks : Loïs Mailou Jones
"The rebellious bravo" : Ree Morton
Swimming in light : Joan Brown
Freeze and melt : Christina Ramberg
All of a piece : Lenore Tawney
Coda : perpetual rediscovery.
Donna Seaman brings to life seven forgotten woman artists: Louise Nevelson, Gertrude Abercrombie, Lois Mailou Jones, Ree Morton, Joan Brown, Christina Ramberg, and Lenore Tawney. These women fought to be treated the same as males artists, to be judged by their work, not their gender or appearance. Seaman reveals what drove them, how they worked, and how they were perceived by others in a world where women were subjects -- not makers -- of art-- adapted from dust jacket.