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Illuminating Women Artists

Series Editors: 
Marilyn Dunn, Loyola University Chicago 
Andrea Pearson, American University, Washington, D.C.

Editorial Board: 
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

The series Illuminating Women Artists launches at a critical moment in contemporary culture. It marks a significant intervention within the broader movement underway among scholars, museums, collectors, and the wider world of cultural heritage to make evident and contextualize historically the contributions of women artists. As such, the books, each written by a leading specialist in the field of art history, will appeal to audiences from the academic sphere to the general public. Beautifully illustrated, the volumes collectively offer an unprecedented visual contextualization of the lives and works of their subjects, to whom in some cases a monograph had yet to be dedicated.

Books in the sub-series Illuminating Women Artists: Renaissance and Baroque critically reappraise the lives and works of female artists in Europe from the sixteenth through the seventeenth centuries. Many of the women represented by the volumes were celebrated professional artists in their own eras, yet their names and works have not been passed down continually in the history of art. As the first series dedicated to correcting this omission, the books interweave established conclusions with new discoveries to reframe how women’s artistic production is approached and understood.

Forthcoming, from 2021:

Luisa Roldan by Catherine Hall-van den Elsen 
Artemisia Gentileschi by Sheila Barker 
Barbara Longhi by Liana Cheney 
Plautilla Nelli by Catherine Turrill Lupi 
Rachel Ruysch by Marianne Berardi
Judith Leyster by Frima Fox Hofrichter

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