Illuminating Women Artists
Marilyn Dunn, Loyola University Chicago
Andrea Pearson, American University, Washington, D.C.
Sheila Barker, The Medici Archive Project
Marietta Cambareri, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Stephanie Dickey, Queen’s University
Dagmar H. Eichberger, Heidelberg University
Vera Fortunati, Università di Bologna
Mary D. Garrard, American University (Emerita)
Helen Hills, University of York
Jesse M. Locker, Portland State University
Claudio Strinati, Art Historian, Rome
Virginia Treanor, The National Museum of Women in the Arts
Katlijne van der Stighelen, KU Leuven
Evelyn Welch, King’s College London
Acquisitions Editor: Erika Gaffney
Illuminating Women Artists showcases the life and work of individual female artists, many of whom were well known and sought after in their own time, but whose names and works have not been passed down continuously in the history of art. This is the first book series to focus in a deliberate and sustained way on women artists throughout history, to recognize their accomplishments, to revive their name recognition with a museum-going public, and to make their works better known to art enthusiasts of the 21st century.
The series launches at a critical moment in our culture. It is a significant contribution to the movement underway—among scholars, museums, art dealers and collectors, and the wider world of cultural heritage—to re-assess the contributions of women artists in general, and of female Old Masters in particular. Beautifully illustrated, the books collectively offer an unprecedented visual contextualization of the lives and works of these artists, to whom in some cases a monograph had yet to be dedicated.