The women of Atelier 17 : modernist printmaking in midcentury New York / Christina Weyl.

Weyl, Christina, author.
Other Title:
Women of Atelier Seventeen : modernist printmaking in midcentury New York
Modernist printmaking in midcentury New York
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]
1 online resource (xi, 284 pages) : 139 illustrations (some color), portraits
Atelier 17.
Atelier 17 -- History.
Prints, American -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.
Women printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.
Art and society -- History -- 20th century.
Art and society.
Prints, American.
Women printmakers.
New York (State) -- New York.
Electronic books.
"... Christina Weyl takes us into the experimental New York print studio Atelier 17 and highlights the women whose work there advanced both modernism and feminism in the 1940s and 1950s. Weyl focuses on eight artists--Louise Bourgeois, Minna Citron, Worden Day, Dorothy Dehner, Sue Fuller, Alice Trumbull Mason, Louise Nevelson, and Anne Ryan--who bent the technical rules of printmaking and blazed new aesthetic terrain with their etchings, engravings, and woodcuts. She reveals how Atelier 17 operated as an uncommonly egalitarian laboratory for revolutionizing print technique, style, and scale. It facilitated women artists' engagement with modernist styles, providing a forum for extraordinary achievements that shaped postwar sculpture, fiber art, neo-Dadaism, and the Pattern and Decoration movement. Atelier 17 fostered solidarity among women pursuing modernist forms of expression, providing inspiration for feminist collective action in the 1960s and 1970s. The Women of Atelier 17 also identifies for the first time nearly 100 women, many previously unknown, who worked at the studio, and provides incisive illustrated biographies of selected artists"--Publisher's description.
Introduction : Rethinking Atelier 17
"The cell of a revolution"
Inky fingers : digging into printmaking
Material matters : the gender of technique
The epic print
Circulating modernist prints
Conclusion : The legacy of Atelier 17
Appendix A : Atelier 17's female members, 1940-1955
Appendix B : Selected artist biographies.
Artists include: Ellen Abbey Countey ; Irene Aronson ; Lily Ascher Neogy ; Margaret Balzer Cantieni ; Harriet Berger Nurkse ; Isabel Bishop ; Nell Blaine ; Grace Borgenicht Brandt ; Cynthia Brants ; Margaret Celento ; Ruth Cyril ; Sari Dienes ; Christine Engler ; Francine Felsenthal ; Perle Fine ; Jean Francksen ; Lily Garafulic ; Jan Gelb ; Terry Haass ; Fannie Hillsmith ; Lotte Jacobi ; Margaret Jean Kettunen-Zegart ; Ruth Leaf ; Alicia Bell Legg ; Sheri Martinelli ; Maria Martins ; Norma Morgan ; Jean Morrison Becker ; Helen Phillips ; Patricia Phillips ; Miriam Schapiro ; Doris Seidler ; Pennerton West ; Anne Wienholt.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print record and online resource (A&AePortal, viewed on November 16, 2020).
Yale University Press, publisher.
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