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Women Artists A to Z

Dial. Feb. 2020. 64p. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9780593108727.
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PreS-Gr 2–Unlike most alphabetical, collective biographies, LaBarge focuses on the genres and subjects of the artists rather than their public personas and personal lives. “G” is for the grids Canadian-born Agnes Martin used in her abstract paintings. “P” represents the medium of pottery, which was favored by Native American artist Maria Martinez. “V” is for the veils featured in the works of Helen Zughaib, who was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and moved to the United States to study art at Syracuse University. The two-page spreads for each woman provide short introductions to both the famous and lesser-known women artists. Corrigan’s colorful illustrations complement the text. Readers who want to learn more about the featured artists will turn to the helpful and informative appendix.
VERDICT Browsers and report writers alike will be attracted to this work. A collection that should circulate well in school and public libraries.

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