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The author did great research and provided source material.
In the 70s and 80s with the growth of the feminist movement in art her work was "rediscovered" as museums sought to include women artists in exhibits and collections.
I have a much better understanding of her and her art after reading this book!
Although the detail was at times a little heavy, this was a very complete portrait of one of the most accomplished of a New York Abstract Expressionist painters. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Diana of the Hunt
This book gave me such great insight into Joan Mitchell not just as an artist, but as a person, her personal struggles, yet her strength and perseverance. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kimberly
A diificult story to tell about one of America's most gifted artists of the l950s era. Mitchell, a trust fund baby from Chicago, was a
tough-talking, often crude, and... Read more
A woman in a man's world biography. A debutante from the Gold Coast of Chicago who drinks, smokes, swears, sleeps and paints her way through the International Art world. Read morePublished 16 months ago by William H. Sloan
A fine copy of this seminal study. This is NOT a review, as I have yet to read in the book.Published 17 months ago by P. L. McNamara
Joan Mitchell was fairly promiscuous for her day, drank and smoked heavily and cursed like a sailor. Read morePublished on May 18, 2012 by Suzinne Barrett
Was Joan Mitchell an overlooked artist? Was this a result of industry sexism? These are questions raised by *Lady Painter*, questions that have been asked since Mitchell launched... Read morePublished on February 7, 2012 by disco75