“Lady in a Cage, a painting by Sylvia Fein, sits adjacent to the table of contents in the first volume of Emerging from the Shadows, a new four-volume series on women artists working in California from 1860 to 1960. This first image offers a practical starting point to navigating through the works of 320 women artists represented in the four volumes, but also a symbolic one: Emerging from the Shadows releases the works and lives of these artists from the confinement of being lost in history.
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. announced the release of the four-volumes of Emerging from the Shadows: A Survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860–1960. In more than 2,000 color images these four books trace the 100-year history of 320 women artists working in California as well as throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. Within these volumes are works in a variety of media, including: painting, sculpture, drawing, illustration, and printmaking. And the works presented reflect the styles and movements that have influenced generations of artists, including: the Hudson River School, realism, plein-air, transcendentalism, surrealism, regionalism or American scene painting, abstract expressionism, and art created under the Works Progress Administration (WPA), as well as during the golden age of Disney animation… ”
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