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American Women Modernists: The Legacy of Robert Henri, 1910-1945

edited by Marian Wardle

with essays by Sarah Burns, Erika Doss, Betsy Fahlman, Helen Langa, Gwendolyn Owens, Lois Palken Rudnick and Marian Wardle

Artists' Biographies compiled by Stephanie Andrews McNairy

published on the occasion of the exhibition Thoroughly Modern: The "New Women" Art Students of Robert Henri

New Brunswick, NJ and London: Brigham Young University Museum of Art in  association with Rutgers University Press, 2005.

Softback is overall in NEAR FINE condition. 

  • ISBN: 9780813536842
  • Book features full-color illustration on front with B&W photograph and introductory text on back.
  • Volume displays minimal overall wear, with minimal shelfwear and edgewear.
  • Binding is secure.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges show minimal scuffing.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20191017

274 pages. 8.5 x 11 inches.

Lavish full-color catalog is paired with seven new essays and short biographies of more than 400 of Henri's students. 

This catalog is the companion book of an exhibition that featured the works of an exceptional group of artists: the women students of the American art teacher Robert Henri. Less known than most of his male students, these women not only produced great art, but participated in the modernizing of the role of women in contemporary society, in spite of the many gender-related obstacles met along the way, in productivity, sales, and the general reception of their work. The many essays, thoroughly documented, give an insightful account of these factors, with specific information for each individual artist, while the beautiful catalog demonstrates the talent of these women. 

Robert Henri (1865-1929) was an American painter and teacher, a leading figure of the Ashcan School of American Realism. The group he founded that came to be known as "The Eight" waged war against the restrictive, conservative National Academy of Design.

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