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The Resource Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance, edited by Amy Helene Kirschke

Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance, edited by Amy Helene Kirschke

Label
Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance
Title
Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
edited by Amy Helene Kirschke
Contributor
Editor of compilation
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance dealt with issues that were unique to both their gender and their race. They experienced racial prejudice, which limited their ability to obtain training and to be taken seriously as working artists. They also encountered prevailing sexism, often an even more serious barrier. Including seventy-two black and white illustrations, this book chronicles the challenges of women artists, who are in some cases unknown to the general public, and places their achievements in the artistic and cultural context of early twentieth-century America. Contributors to this first book on the women artists of the Harlem Renaissance proclaim the legacy of Edmonia Lewis, Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, Augusta Savage, Selma Burke, Elizabeth Prophet, Lois Maillou Jones, Elizabeth Catlett, and many other painters, sculptors, and printmakers. In a time of more rigid gender roles, women artists faced the added struggle of raising families and attempting to gain support and encouragement from their often-reluctant spouses in order to pursue their art. They also confronted the challenge of convincing their fellow male artists that they, too, should be seen as important contributors to the artistic innovation of the era"--
  • "Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance dealt with issues that were unique to both their gender and their race. They experienced racial prejudice, which limited their ability to obtain training and to be taken seriously as working artists. They also encountered prevailing sexism, often an even more serious barrier. Including black and white illustrations, this book chronicles the challenges of women artists, who are in some cases unknown to the general public, and places their achievements in the artistic and cultural context of early twentieth-century America. Contributors to this first book on the women artists of the Harlem Renaissance proclaim the legacy of Edmonia Lewis, Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, Augusta Savage, Selma Burke, Elizabeth Prophet, Lois Maillou Jones, Elizabeth Catlett, and many other painters, sculptors, and printmakers. In a time of more rigid gender roles, women artists faced the added struggle of raising families and attempting to gain support and encouragement from their often-reluctant spouses in order to pursue their art. They also confronted the challenge of convincing their fellow male artists that they, too, should be seen as important contributors to the artistic innovation of the era"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
704/.0420899607307471
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6538.N5
LC item number
W66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kirschke, Amy Helene
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women artists
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • ART / American / African American
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • African American women artists
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Intellectual life
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
  • Harlem renaissance
  • Kunst
  • Künstlerin
  • Schwarze
  • USA
Label
Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance, edited by Amy Helene Kirschke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Harlem and the Renaissance : 1920 1940 000 / Cary D. Wintz -- Lifting as She Climbed : Mary Edmonia Lewis, Representing and Representative / Kirsten Pai Buick -- Meta Warrick Fuller's Ethiopia and the America's Making Exposition of 1921 / Renée Ater -- Laura Wheeler Waring and the Women Illustrators of the Harlem Renaissance / Amy Helene Kirschke -- May Howard Jackson, Beulah Ecton Woodard, and Selma Burke / Lisa E. Farrington -- Modern Dancers and African Amazons : Augusta Savage's Daring Sculptures of Women, 1929-1930 / Theresa Leininger-Miller -- The Wide-Ranging Significance of Loïs Mailou Jones / Susan Earle -- Elizabeth Catlett : Inheriting the Legacy / Melanie Anne Herzog
Control code
861671304
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 251 pages
Isbn
9781628460339
Lccn
2014010107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861671304
Label
Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance, edited by Amy Helene Kirschke
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Harlem and the Renaissance : 1920 1940 000 / Cary D. Wintz -- Lifting as She Climbed : Mary Edmonia Lewis, Representing and Representative / Kirsten Pai Buick -- Meta Warrick Fuller's Ethiopia and the America's Making Exposition of 1921 / Renée Ater -- Laura Wheeler Waring and the Women Illustrators of the Harlem Renaissance / Amy Helene Kirschke -- May Howard Jackson, Beulah Ecton Woodard, and Selma Burke / Lisa E. Farrington -- Modern Dancers and African Amazons : Augusta Savage's Daring Sculptures of Women, 1929-1930 / Theresa Leininger-Miller -- The Wide-Ranging Significance of Loïs Mailou Jones / Susan Earle -- Elizabeth Catlett : Inheriting the Legacy / Melanie Anne Herzog
Control code
861671304
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 251 pages
Isbn
9781628460339
Lccn
2014010107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861671304

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