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ANNE WILSON GOLDTHWAITE (1869-1944) WORLDLY ARTIST

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member It is a delight to write about Anne Goldthwaite, a rare Southern woman artist who lived on a world stage experiencing the birth of Modernism in Paris in the early 20th century, teaching art  in New York City, and...

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Marguerite Thompson Zorach: Multi-Task Artist

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Greetings this holiday season! It is a delight to write about a marriage of two artists who enjoyed a true working partnership, Marguerite and William Zorach (1889-1966); and to focus on Marguerite (1887-1968) who ably...

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Mary Millicent Rogers (1902-1953) Glamorous Patroness

Mary Millicent Rogers (1902-1953) Glamorous Patroness

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Late in life, Millicent Rogers was called the Patroness of Northern New Mexico and the progenitor of “Southwestern Style,” after she moved to New Mexico in 1948.  She was the granddaughter of Henry Huttleston Rogers, who...

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Neighbors: Women Artists of Canyon Road, Santa Fe

Neighbors: Women Artists of Canyon Road, Santa Fe

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Sense of place is a phrase often associated with art colonies and this is especially true of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Difficult to define, place is an allusive combination of senses: taste, smell, sight, and hearing, and in...

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Revisiting American Women Art Patrons

Revisiting American Women Art Patrons

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Many affluent American women patrons built some of the best art collections in this country. Three major women patrons are showcased here, each of their families had multiple members who also contributed significantly to...

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Visionary Women Art Educators

Visionary Women Art Educators

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member The New Woman Movement began in the last years of the 19th century and had a profound influence on empowering women’s lives in the early twentieth century. Ironically, Henry James popularized the term when he wrote about...

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Artists Calendars

Artists Calendars

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Each November, I am prompted to buy my next year’s calendar as appointments and events begin to pile up for the following year. Like most, I head to an office supply store and purchase the requisite commercially-printed...

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Lois Dodd: Afternoon Tea

Lois Dodd: Afternoon Tea

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Anticipation had built for weeks.  We arrived at Lois Dodd’s for tea a minute before our predetermined hour of 2 pm. Lois Dodd is an artist who has long painted in Maine and was one of the key women artists working in...

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Women Printmakers of Provincetown White-Line Color Print

Women Printmakers of Provincetown White-Line Color Print

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Artist Edith Lake Wilkinson (1868-1957) may sound familiar because I wrote about her for my earlier AWA blog in August 2021. She was one of the group of women artists who lived and carved prints in the art colony of...

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Sally Michel Avery

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Oh my, there are countless stories of talented women artists who devoted their lives to more famous artist husbands and as a result have been largely ignored by the public.  A case in point is Sally Michel Avery, wife...

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The Huntington Women – Arabella and Anna

The Huntington Women – Arabella and Anna

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington first came to my attention when I was doing research on Delaware artists Orville and Ethel Peets.  After World War I, the Peetses traveled in Spain and Portugal painting the Spanish...

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“Our Own Forgotten” Tucson Museum of Art

“Our Own Forgotten” Tucson Museum of Art

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member                Having spent more than a year now writing the thirty-plus year history of the American Women Artists, years 1991 through 2022, my chronological research started with...

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UNINVITED: Canadian Women Artists Reinvited

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member While spending almost a year now writing the 30-year history of American Women Artists at our thirtieth anniversary, I have become intrigued by a dozen Canadian women artists who have become AWA members and participated in...

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Rediscovered Women Artists: Alice Neel

Rediscovered Women Artists: Alice Neel

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Artist Alice Neel was known throughout her career, but was “rediscovered” in a prodigious way over the past year due to a major retrospective of her work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art entitled Alice Neel: People Come...

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Rediscovered Women Artists: Edith Wilkinson

Rediscovered Women Artists: Edith Wilkinson

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member The lost stories of women artists cease to surprise me any longer, but Edith Lake Wilkinson’s journey is uniquely sad. Born in Wheeling, WV, to a banker and art teacher, she and her sister enjoyed comfortable childhoods....

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Rediscovered Women Artists: Nell Blaine

Rediscovered Women Artists: Nell Blaine

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member Most of us know the names of women painters of the mid-twentieth century Abstract Expressionism movement in New York, such as Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, and Helen Frankenthaler, but Nell Blaine is almost unknown....

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Rediscovered Women Artists: Women in Print

Rediscovered Women Artists: Women in Print

By Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, AWA Board Member When I began collecting art by American women artists in the 1980s, there were few resources for research. One was awed by a woman artist’s talent but it was quite difficult to find biographical...

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I am thrilled and so honored to receive this award. It is hard to put into words how it makes me feel when I see the caliber of the other entries – amazing work! 

— CARLA O’CONNOR
2019 Spring Online Show Grand Prize winner, WA