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Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance

Author: Amy Helene Kirschke; Renée Ater
Publisher: Jackson [Mississippi] : University Press of Mississippi, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance dealt with issues that were unique to both their gender and their race. They experienced racial prejudice, which limited their ability to obtain training and to be taken seriously as working artists. They also encountered prevailing sexism, often an even more serious barrier. Including black and white illustrations, this book chronicles the challenges of women artists, who
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Women artists of the Harlem Renaissance.
Jackson, [Mississippi] : University Press of Mississippi, ©2014
xix, 251 pages
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Helene Kirschke; Renée Ater
ISBN: 9781628460346 1628460342
OCLC Number: 961514708
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages)
Contents: Harlem and the Renaissance : 1920 1940 000 / Cary D. Wintz --
Lifting as She Climbed : Mary Edmonia Lewis, Representing and Representative / Kirsten Pai Buick --
Meta Warrick Fuller's Ethiopia and the America's Making Exposition of 1921 / Renee Ater --
Laura Wheeler Waring and the Women Illustrators of the Harlem Renaissance / Amy Helene Kirschke --
May Howard Jackson, Beulah Ecton Woodard, and Selma Burke / Lisa E. Farrington --
Modern Dancers and African Amazons : Augusta Savage's Daring Sculptures of Women, 1929-1930 / Theresa Leininger-Miller --
The Wide-Ranging Significance of Loïs Mailou Jones / Susan Earle --
Elizabeth Catlett : Inheriting the Legacy / Melanie Anne Herzog.
Responsibility: edited by Amy Helene Kirschke ; contributors, Renée Ater [and seven others].

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