I thank Marja-Leena so much as this book has been like attending a rewarding academic course, making me look at the work of two artists I did not know to any great degree: Carr and Kahlo, and compare aspects of their thinking and communication with an artist I have read a great deal about over the years: O'Keeffe. The book compares their art, their lives, and the achievements they made, covering the women's encounters with thoughts of nationality, gender, personal mythology, and success. And examining their progress as individuals, women, with distinctive separate voices with visual statements different not only from each other, but from their contemporary artists. The book examines similarities in difficulties they faced, as well as similarities in some aspects of their input and how that affected their output.
Harold Mortimer Lamb: Emily Carr (image from here)
Emily Carr: Wood interior (image from here)
Ralph Looney: Georgia O'Keeffe (image from here)
Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstraction White Rose (image from here)
Frida Kahlo (image from here)
Frida Kahlo: My Dress Hangs There (image from here)
Another immersive book I enjoyed a couple of years ago, which also included Georgia O'Keeffe was Three Artists (Three Women): Modernism and the Art of Hesse, Krasner, and O'Keeffe by Anne Middleton Wagner. And this fascinating journey into the art of women of the Americas continues with my current reading of Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists by Donna Seaman. I find it a brilliant continuation and expansion of my education in art history, which has been largely steeped in a European perspective.