Thursday, March 01, 2007

Greatest Woman Artists of the 20th Century

A survey of the illustrations of the work of women artists contained in textbooks of art history reveals that art historians judge Cindy Sherman to be the greatest woman artist of the twentieth century, followed in order by Georgia O'Keeffe, Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, and Frida Kahlo.
Is this surprising? It's a little surprising, although I don't generally equate "greatest" with "in the most art history books".

1 comment:

Peter M. said...

http://draft.co.il/images/artists/cindy%20sherman/grotesquelarge.gif

Is this the right Cindy Sherman? Wow, that's pretty ugly. I guess that's where the title comes from, eh?