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Bridget Quinn

Bridget Quinn is a writer, art history scholar, and educator. She's worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and taught art history and architecture at Portland State University, the San Francisco Waldorf High School and other institutions. A grateful denizen of that lively creative incubator, the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, she's also a contributor and advisory board member for Narrative Magazine. Her work has been a finalist for the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction and has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her personal essay At Swim, Two Girls was included in The Best American Sports Writing 2013. She lives with her husband and two children in San Francisco.

Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (In That Order)

Historically, major women artists have been excluded from the mainstream art canon. Aligned with the resurgence of feminism in pop culture, Broad Strokes offers an entertaining corrective to that omission. Art historian Bridget Quinn delves into the lives and careers of 15 brilliant female artists in text that's smart, feisty, educational, and an enjoyable read. Replete with beautiful reproductions of the artists' works and contemporary portraits of each artist by renowned illustrator Lisa Congdon, this is art history from 1600 to the present day for the modern art lover, reader, and feminist.


Named a Top 10 Spring 2017 Book in Memoirs/Biographies by Publishers Weekly


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