Illuminating Women Artists

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. 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.

Illuminating Women Artists: Renaissance and Baroque

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

Books in this sub-series critically reappraise the lives and works of female artists in Europe from the sixteenth through the seventeenth centuries. 

Editorial Board:
Sheila Barker, Studio Incamminati School for Contemporary Realist Art
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


Illuminating Women Artists: The Eighteenth Century

Series Editors:
Marilyn Dunn, Loyola University Chicago
Melissa Hyde, University of Florida

Books in this sub-series critically reappraise the lives and works of female artists in Europe from the late seventeenth to the early nineteenth century. 

Editorial Board:
Katharine Baetjer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (curator emerita)
Rosalind P. Blakesley, University of Cambridge
Mechthild Fend, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Charlotte Guichard, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Yuriko Jackall, The Wallace Collection
Jennifer Milam, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Lucy Peltz, National Portrait Gallery, London
Richard Rand, J. Paul Getty Museum
Astrid Reuter, Städel Museum
Wendy Wassyng Roworth, University of Rhode Island
Xavier F. Salomon, The Frick Collection
Paris Spies-Gans, Art Historian, Cambridge, MA


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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