Reviews for Broad strokes : 15 women who made art and made history (in that order)

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Adults and teens alike will appreciate this accessible title that highlights 15 European and U.S. female artists, from 1600 to the present, who haven't received the recognition of their male counterparts. Each chapter opens with a lovely portrait of the artist by Congdon and includes well-rendered reproductions of the subject's noted works. Many of these women died young yet accomplished a great deal. Only one living artist is featured-Kara Walker-but more than half worked during the 20th century. Reading this chatty book feels like taking a trip to a museum with a knowledgeable friend, and the lively anecdotes help the history unfold easily. VERDICT This beautiful volume will inspire artists and delight anyone interested in biographies or art.-Karlan Sick, formerly at New York Public Library Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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