Getting Recognition

Red Square, 1959 (center) by Helen Frankenthaler at the Gagosian gallery in 2013.CreditCreditRichard PerryThe New York Times

Red Square, 1959 (center) by Helen Frankenthaler at the Gagosian gallery in 2013. Credit Richard Perry/The New York Times.

Once, when asked about discrimination against female artists, the Abstract Expressionist Lee Krasner said the bias was as old as Judeo-Christian history. Brushing aside the weight of that realization, she added, “There’s nothing I can do about those 5,000 years.” She painted anyway, as have women throughout the ages who have continued to create despite official disdain.
(Mary Gabriel, “Want to Get Rich Buying Art? Invest in Women,” NYTimes, 9-24-18)

[Copyright (c) 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.]

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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