A collection of charmingly illustrated and inspiring profiles of fifty pioneering female artists, from the eleventh century to today—by the New York Times bestselling author of Women in Science “A beautifully illustrated, fact-filled breath of fresh air! Countless women have been left out of art history, but thanks to gorgeous books like this, future generations will begin to know their stories.”—Danielle Krysa, founder of The Jealous Curator
Women make masterpieces! Through fifty fascinating profiles, Women in Art highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women in the arts—from well-known figures like painters Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe, to lesser-known names like nineteenth-century African American quilter Harriet Powers and Hopi-Tewa ceramic artist Nampeyo.
Covering a wide array of artistic mediums, Women in Art also contains infographics about artistic movements throughout history, statistics about women’s representation in museums, and notable works by women. This fascinating bookcelebrates the success of the bold female creators who inspired the world and paved the way for the next generation of artists.
About the Author
Rachel Ignotofsky is a New York Times bestselling author, illustrator, and designer. Rachel and her work have been featured in many print and online media outlets such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, Science Friday, Brain Pickings, and more. She is the author of Women in Science, Women in Sports, Women in Art, I Love Science, and The Wondrous Workings of Planet Earth. She is a graduate of Tyler School of Art’s graphic design program.
“It’s eye-opening and awe-inspiring to see how women artists have shaped the world over the centuries. Rachel Ignotofsky splendidly captures that in her phenomenal book Women in Art. From the first page to the last page, I saw icons I’ve loved, like Zaha Hadid and Alma Thomas, and learned more about artists such as Loïs Mailou Jones. This book is a visual treasure for women across all generations.”—Jasmin Hernandez, founder of Gallery Gurls
“With charming illustrations, fun facts, and a comprehensive collection of cool creatives, Rachel Ignotofsky’s Women in Art will inspire, inform, and ignite imagination in the minds of the littles and bigs in your life.”—Justina Blakeny, designer, artist, author, and founder of Jungalow
“Rachel Ignotofsky’s Women in Art is that rare, perfect marriage of medium and message. Fifty true and inspiring stories of artful women, artfully told. Fun to read and to behold, this book is a delightful expression of the fact that, in Ignotofsky’s words, ‘Art is more than just something beautiful— it shapes and reflects our world.’”—Bridget Quinn, author of Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order)