Eudora Welty’s collections of photographs following her return from Columbia
University to Mississippi in the 1930’s document the Depression. As a publicity agent for the Work Progress Administration established by FDR in 1933, she found herself traveling all over the 82 counties of the state which gave her introductions, the chance to see for herself the nature of the place where she had been born.
She was an acute and opinionated observer of the people and rapidly changing world around her. Florine Stettheimer was a feminist.
One of her closest friends, Marcel Duchamps, often called her a ‘bachelor’, playing on the French bachelier or ‘new woman’, a term used to refer to early feminists.
Her name means ‘sea pigeon’ in Inuktitut.
She grew up in the traditional life of hunting, gathering and shamans, part of the last generations of Inuit who lived the traditional lifestyles enjoyed by the North American Inuit for centuries.
She was a Ukrainian-born French artist who spent most of her working life in Paris and with her husband Robert Delaunay and others, co-founded the Orphism art movement.
What is Orphism art and how did it get its name?
She opened paths previously closed and unknown to women artists, past and present, trained and untrained.
Since the 70’s, Miriam Schapiro has raised women’s consciousness through her writing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and teaching.