The Resource A studio of her own : women artists in Boston, 1870-1940, Erica E. Hirshler ; with biographies of the artists by Janet L. Comey and Ellen E. Roberts

A studio of her own : women artists in Boston, 1870-1940, Erica E. Hirshler ; with biographies of the artists by Janet L. Comey and Ellen E. Roberts

Label
A studio of her own : women artists in Boston, 1870-1940
Title
A studio of her own
Title remainder
women artists in Boston, 1870-1940
Statement of responsibility
Erica E. Hirshler ; with biographies of the artists by Janet L. Comey and Ellen E. Roberts
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A Studio of Her Own tells the interwoven stories of some forty women artists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, exploring, in the author's words, "both the individual lives and talents of Boston women artists and the integrated relationships that enabled many of them to excel."" "No one category or medium can encompass these careers, which range from the paintings of Ellen Day Hale and the sculptures of Katharine Lane Weems to the photographs of Sarah Sears and the innovative book designs of Sarah Wyman Whitman. Included as well are lengthy discussions of the importance of the Arts and Crafts movement; the conflicts presented by concerns of marriage and family (as well as the relative freedom offered by the "Boston marriage" between two women); the role of the MFA School and of such key instructors as Frank W. Benson, William Rimmer, and Edmund Tarbell; and the ways in which societal changes have influenced the art itself. Perhaps more than anything, this is a story of community and resourcefulness, in which some artists adopted "suitable" media and subject matter - still lifes, arts and crafts - and made them their own, while others campaigned for the right to work in such traditionally "male" domains as monumental sculpture, and still others braved the scandal of painting from live nude models, traveling abroad to study their art, or showing their work on a national scale." "Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, A Studio of Her Own is the definitive work on an important but little-known moment in America's cultural history"--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
WTU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hirshler, Erica E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • N6535.B7
  • KCL
LC item number
  • H57 2001
  • 120000515945
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Comey, Janet L
  • Roberts, Ellen E
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women artists
  • Women artists
  • Women artists
  • Women artists
  • Mulheres
  • Arte moderna
  • Biografias
  • Femmes artistes
  • Art américain
  • Art américain
  • Massachusetts
Label
A studio of her own : women artists in Boston, 1870-1940, Erica E. Hirshler ; with biographies of the artists by Janet L. Comey and Ellen E. Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition "A Studio of Her Own: Women Artists in Boston, 1870-1940" organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from August 15 to December 2, 2001"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening steps -- The students of William Morris Hunt -- Beautifying everyday life : Sarah Wyman Whitman -- Boston women and the Arts and Crafts movement -- Redefining fine art : Sarah Sears, Laura Hills, and Ethel Reed -- Studying art abroad -- New opportunities in Boston -- The Boston School -- Balancing acts -- "Thumping wet clay" -- Modern women, modern art
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 227 pages
Isbn
9780878464821
Lccn
99069933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47958641
  • (OCoLC)ocm47958641
Label
A studio of her own : women artists in Boston, 1870-1940, Erica E. Hirshler ; with biographies of the artists by Janet L. Comey and Ellen E. Roberts
Publication
Note
"This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition "A Studio of Her Own: Women Artists in Boston, 1870-1940" organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from August 15 to December 2, 2001"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening steps -- The students of William Morris Hunt -- Beautifying everyday life : Sarah Wyman Whitman -- Boston women and the Arts and Crafts movement -- Redefining fine art : Sarah Sears, Laura Hills, and Ethel Reed -- Studying art abroad -- New opportunities in Boston -- The Boston School -- Balancing acts -- "Thumping wet clay" -- Modern women, modern art
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 227 pages
Isbn
9780878464821
Lccn
99069933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47958641
  • (OCoLC)ocm47958641

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