Equal under the Sky
336 pages, 6 x 9
38 halftones
Release Date:15 Mar 2019
Release Date:01 Oct 2017

Equal under the Sky

Georgia O’Keeffe and Twentieth-Century Feminism

University of New Mexico Press

Equal under the Sky is the first historical study of Georgia O'Keeffe's complex involvement with, and influence on, US feminism from the 1910s to the 1970s. Utilizing understudied sources such as fan letters, archives of women's organizations, transcripts of women's radio shows, and programs from women's colleges, Linda M. Grasso shows how and why feminism and O'Keeffe are inextricably connected in popular culture and scholarship. The women's movements that impacted the creation and reception of O'Keeffe's art, Grasso argues, explain why she is a national icon who is valued for more than her artistic practice.

With a generous understanding of feminism's complexities and the fraught position American modernism allotted women artists, Grasso . . . produced a rich, thoughtful study that contributes substantially to scholarship on O'Keeffe and reconfigures pervasive ideas about the relationships among women, visual art, and feminism.'--New Mexico Historical Review
This book is a fascinating and welcome addition to the oeuvre.'--Woman's Art Journal
In this engaging and provocative study, Linda M. Grasso positions Georgia O'Keeffe's identity and art making, her lived experiences and social/political allegiances, within the larger historical context of contested feminist politics in twentieth-century America.'--Helen Langa, author of Radical Art: Printmaking and the Left in 1930s New York
Linda M. Grasso is a professor of English at York College and of Liberal Studies at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. She is the author of The Artistry of Anger: Black and White Women's Literature in America, 1820-1860.
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