Monday, February 3, 2020

Bibliophile's Corner

Women in Art
50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World
by Rachel Ignotofsky

Amazon Description:
A charmingly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Art highlights the achievements and stories of 50 notable women in the arts - from well-known figures like painters Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe, to lesser-known names like 19th-century African American quilter Harriet Powers and  Hopi-Tewa ceramic artist Nampeyo. Covering a wide array of artistic mediums, this fascinating collection also contains infographics about artistic movements throughout history, statistics about women's representation in museums, and notable works by women. Women in Art celebrates the success of the bold female creators who inspired the world and paved the way for the next generation of artists.

My Thoughts:
I absolutely love Women in Art! The women featured in this book range from those with famous names to those with names that were totally unfamiliar to me. It was a joy to learn about all the talented artists - both past and present. Additionally, the enchanting illustrations seemed to bring the inspiring women alive. In today's world I feel this book is a must-read for not only children, but for anyone who supports the arts. It is also a lovely reminder of the diversity that has always been present in female creative circles - it just hasn't been told. I highly recommend Women in Art to readers aged eight & up. Bravo, Rachel Ignotofsky!

Click here to learn about the author/illustrator, Rachel Ignotofsky.

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