Judith Godwin in Women of Abstract Expressionism

June 12, 2016

Denver Art Museum
Women of Abstract Expressionism opens June 12, 2016 

"The groundbreaking exhibition Women of Abstract Expressionism will celebrate the often unknown female artists of this mid-twentieth-century art movement. More than 50 major paintings will be on view by artists working on the East and West Coasts during the 1940s and 50s including Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Helen Frankenthaler, Jay DeFeo, Sonia Gechtoff, Judith Godwin, Mary Abbott, Perle Fine, Grace Hartigan, Deborah Remington, and Ethel Schwabacher. This will be the first presentation of works by these female artists together at one time."

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204  


We all know Jackson, Mark and Willem. But what about Helen, Joan and Elaine?
The Women Of Abstract Expressionism: 12 Artists History Should Not Forget by Katherine Brooks

To read Katherine Brooks's full article from The Huffington Post, click here.


The Missing Painters of Abstract Expressionism:
Historic show celebrates masterful women denied their due because of old-fashioned sexism

by Anne Kingston


"The "social situation" for women during the rise of Abstract Expressionism in America in the 1940s, was such that breaking out as a representative figure of the movement was unlikely or even impossible. This phenomenon is not particular to this movement or time period, but rather, as Nochlin notes, to the plight of women throughout art history and human history in general... Many of the most prominent female abstractionists socialized with their ale counterparts, or were involved in relationships with male artists. Yet they were seen as supporting characters rather than stars because of their role as women in society rather than their levels of artistry."

Mothers of Abstraction - Sarah E. Fensom

To read Sarah E. Fensom's full article in Art & Antiques Magazine, click here.

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