Dictionary of Women Artists: Introductory surveys ; Artists, A-I

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Delia Gaze, Maja Mihajlovic, Leanda Shrimpton
Taylor & Francis, 1997 - 1512 páginas
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Contains substantial entries on 600 fine artists born before 1945. The emphasis is historical, focusing on the Western tradition of painting and sculpture, and exploring the problems women encountered in trying to obtain adequate training and professional recognition. Introductory essays examine training opportunities, the changing conditions of work for women since the medieval period, the contribution of women to the applied arts, and training and professionalism in 19th and 20th century Europe, Russia, North America and Australasia. Entries include biographical information, a list of principle exhibitions, selected writings, a bibliography, a representative work, and a description of critical reception, professional and artistic development, individual works and philosophies, and the artist's influences, contemporaries and companions. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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I am a genealogical researcher for over 20 years, my special interest is Dutch Colonial families of New Netherland (New York) in the 17th century. This often leads to specific detailed
research in the Netherlands. A family connection brought me to Lucretia de Beauvois second wife of Herman Hermans Saftleven. In the above named book Lucretia is said to be about 18 years old, about the same age as her eldest stepson Cornelis Saftleven. The author gives no source for this statement.
My research shows NO evidence of Lucretia's birth or baptismal date, she is recorded in Rotterdam at time of her marriage as "jongedochter" which means "unmarried women" (the word does not refer to "being young"
There is no witness to the marriage indicating that she was of age.
Lucretia is named in a will of "Maria Martensdr. vrouw van Niclaes Luycx
names as heir Lucretia Beauvois hantschoenwerker NN" 14 March 1607.
This means Lucretia had a job, namely "glovemaker"
It is not likely that Lucretia was born around 1606 (claimed birthdate of Cornelis Saftleven)or later. She was of age at time of her marriage, likely to be around 24 years or certainly older.
 

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Editors Note page
vii
Alphabetical List of Artists
xv
Chronological List of Artists
xxi
Preface by Mara R Witzling
xxvii
Women as Artists in the Middle Ages
3
Convents
21
Guilds and the Open Market
28
Court Artists
37
Academies of Art
43
5
55
Printmakers
61
Training and Professionalism 19th and 20th centuries
80
Modernism and Women Artists
146
Feminism and Women Artists
152
Artists AI
161
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