Women's Art Work More than 30 Female Artists Who Changed the World

Women's Art Work

More than 30 Female Artists Who Changed the World

By Sophia Bennett
Illustrator Manjit Thapp


Price: $19.99

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  • Publication Date: April 21, 2020
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Trim Size: 7 12 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 9781419741180
  • Page Count: 112
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: North America

Discover the work of female artists who have made their mark on the art world.

Women’s Art Work introduces readers to the lives and work of the world’s most renowned artists. With a foreword from Tate’s first female director, Maria Balshaw, this collection celebrates the creativity of women in more than 30 biographies, investigating their practices and exploring their contributions to the art world. Readers will learn about a diverse group of innovators like Frida Kahlo, Cindy Sherman, Ana Mendieta, Lubaina Himid, Cao Fei, and the Guerrilla Girls. From early pioneers to today’s most radical creators, these women have overcome obstacles, broken boundaries, and enriched our understanding of what art is and can be. With a glossary of art terms, a timeline of major milestones, and educational sidebars, this highly illustrated book is perfect for any art lover. Additionally, it features original interviews with living artists—including Yayoi Kusama, Lorna Simpson, and Rachel Whiteread.

Featured artists include:
- Eileen Agar
- Anni Albers
- Louise Bourgeois
- Sonia Boyce
- Claude Cahun
- Judy Chicago
- Tacita Dean
- Tracey Emin
- Cao Fei
- Simryn Gill
- Guerrilla Girls
- Natalia Goncharova
- Anthea Hamilton
- Barbara Hepworth
- Lubaina Himid
- Gwen John
- Joan Jonas
- Frida Kahlo
- Yayoi Kusama
- Agnes Martin
- Ana Mendieta
- Berthe Morisot
- Georgia O'Keeffe
- Paula Rego
- Bridget Riley
- Doris Salcedo
- Cindy Sherman
- Lorna Simpson
- Dayanita Singh
- Gillian Wearing
- Rachel Whiteread
- Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
- Fahrelnissa Zeid



"...This lively work consciously dispels the idea that women’s crafts are not art. It stands out for giving attention to living creators as well as those of the past, and for profiling those in art-world roles like art critics, curators, collectors, and gallerists, who are covered in collective biographies sprinkled throughout. "

"Art and history lovers alike will enjoy this book as it is sure to inspire young artists and interest students in further reading about artists and art history." 
School Library Connection
"This colorful, detailed, and well-organized encyclopedia of significant women artists is recommended for both junior high and high school nonfiction collections." 
School Library Journal

About the author

Sophia Bennett is a writer of novels for children and young adults. She lives in London with her husband and children. Manjit Thapp is an illustrator who lives and works in the UK. Previous titles include The Little Book for Feminist Saints and Scribble Yourself Feminist.