Eleanor Antin See 11 Powerful Artworks From a New Book Celebrating the Greatest Women Artists in History

Artnet News Nov 29, 2019

When the art historian Horst Waldemar Janson’s History of Art was first published in 1962, the book—which has since become the definitive art history textbook in the West—did not name a single female artist. The omission was not rectified until the 1986 edition was released.

In recognition of that historical imbalance, Phaidon has teamed up with Kering, the parent company of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and other luxury brands, to release Great Women Artists, a massive volume illustrating the artistic genius of 400 women (whittled down from an initial list of 1,000 names) representing more than 50 countries.

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