F. H.

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Fall 1977


Remember that ludicrous question, "Why are there no great women artists"? As we strolled through "Women Artists: 1550-1950," a show at New York's Brooklyn Museum this month, we kept asking ourselves another question—where have all these paintings been? Hidden, lost, obscured in some cases for centuries, they have now been gathered by Ann Sutherland Harris and Linda Nochlin, many from private collections, others from the holdings of some of the best museums here and abroad. Harris and Nochlin deserve praise for the care with which they selected work of both high quality and extraordinary variety. We longed only for more: more work by the 83 artists, many of whom are represented only by a single painting, and more artists—at least another 150 are listed in the catalogue but do not appear in the exhibition.



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