The Tate collection contains works by over 200 women artists spanning five centuries. In this masterful celebration of the history of women's creative endeavour, Alicia Foster explores the achievement of these artists, who often made their contribution in the face of overwhelming odds.
Tate Women Artists makes an important contribution to one of the most hotly debated areas of art history in an accessible and user-friendly format. Arranged alphabetically within four chronological sections, the texts include an introduction to the life and work of each artist in the context of her time and gives an informed insight into her individual contribution. Quotes from personal correspondence and documentary photographs create a real sense of individual presence and history. Concise bibliographies, exhibition histories and listings of women printmakers represented in the Tate are an invaluable addition for those interested in further research.
Artists featured include: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Vanessa Bell, Louise Bourgeois, Dora Carrington, Helen Chadwick, Tracey Emin, Nan Goldin, Barbara Hepworth, Gwen John, Angelica Kaufmann, Anna Lea Merritt, Lisa Milroy, Cornelia Parker, Paula Rego, Bridget Riley, Cindy Sherman, Lady Spencer, Sam Taylor-Wood, Gillian Wearing and Rachel Whiteread.