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, Washington D.C. (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
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.
Lund Humphries and Getty Publications are pleased to announce the joint publication of the first volumes in the Illuminating Women Artists series. Full details of the partnership can be found in the press release saved here.
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Forthcoming, from 2021:
Luisa Roldan by Catherine Hall-van den Elsen Artemisia Gentileschi by Sheila Barker Barbara Longhi by Liana Cheney Elisabetta Sirani by Adelina Modesti Louise Moillon by Lesley Stevenson Mary Beale by Helen Draper