Artist, scholar, educator, writer, and curator, Howardena Pindell (born April 14, 1943) works across figuration, abstraction, and conceptualism.
Biography on MCA Chicago: https://pindell.mcachicago.org/about/artist-biography/
Memory: Past by Howardena Pindell
1980–1981 / Mixed media on canvas / 126″x84″/ Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Howardena Pindell on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/howardena-pindell/
Clare Marie Veronica Leighton (April 12, 1898-November 4, 1989) was an English/American artist, writer, and illustrator, best known for her wood engravings.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clare_Leighton
Blackbird on Nest, from the Series: Four Hedges by Clare Leighton
1935 / Wood engraving / Image: 6 15/16″x4 7/8″
Various collections, including Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Clare Leighton on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/clare-leighton/
Nancy Holt (April 5, 1938-February 8, 2014) was an American artist most known for her public sculpture, installation art, concrete poetry, and land art.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Holt
Sun Tunnels by Nancy Holt
1973-76 / 4 22-ton concrete cylinders / each 9′ high x 18′ long / Great Basin Desert, Utah
Nancy Holt on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/nancy-louise-holt/
2004 / Acrylic on canvas with pieced fabric border / 82″x65″ / Private collection
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Wescott was the author of novels, poetry, short stories, and essays…He met Wheeler, his life partner, in 1919 in Chicago; they settled in France in 1925, but returned to the U.S. in 1934, establishing residence in New York City. In 1927, [photographer George Platt Lynes] met Wescott and Wheeler and they formed an intimate threesome that endured for nearly twenty years. ~https://www.lib.umd.edu/kaporter-correspondence/individuals/glenway-wescott-monroe-wheeler-and-george-platt-lynes
1. Self Portrait, George Platt Lynes, n.d. / Gelatin silver print / Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
2. Monroe Wheeler c.1930-49 / Gelatin silver print / National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
3. Glenway Wescott, n.d. / Gelatin silver print / Keith de Lellis Gallery, NY, NY
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The art critic <<<Elizabeth McCausland sought out Berenice>>> in 1934 and transformed her life. For thirty years, until McCausland’s death, the two women were devoted companions and professional soul mates. ~The Paris Review
In 1937 the Museum of the City of New York mounted an exhibition, Changing New York, of Abbott’s photographs for the FAP. This prompted interest in publishing a Changing New York book that would include both the photographs and captions written by Elizabeth McCausland, a writer, art critic, and Abbott’s longtime partner.
~MCNY Blog: New York Stories
McSorley’s Ale House, 15 East 7th Street, Manhattan by Berenice Abbott
1937 / Silver gelatin print / from the Book Changing New York