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Making Her Mark

A History of Women Artists in Europe, 1400-1800

edited by Andaleeb Badiee Banta & Alexa Greist

with Theresa Kutasz Christensen

Goose Lane Editions
Initial publish date
Oct 2023
Women Artists, Baroque & Rococo, Renaissance
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2023
    List Price

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Winner, Alcuin Society Book Design Awards Second Prize (Prose Illustrated)

Gathering together just over 250 objects, including paintings, prints, scientific illustrations, textiles, sculpture, metalwork and furniture, Making Her Mark illuminates the astonishing diversity and breadth of women's contributions to art of the pre-modern era (c. 1400–1800).

In this important re-examination of early modern European art, an international team of scholars and curators assess the critical concepts that have shaped Western culture’s understanding of what constitutes great art. In its recalibration of gender imbalances, this impressive volume offers an alternative view of the history of European art and sheds light on the collaborative nature of the creation of individual works and the interconnected histories of literature, politics, religion, science, and economics.

Ambitious in its scope, Making Her Mark is a bold corrective to the historical assumption that female artists of the past were rare and that their work was unremarkable. The result is a dynamic introduction to scores of women artists whose names are entirely new and a long-overdue reassessment of the art, culture, and history of early modern Europe.

About the authors

Andaleeb Badiee Banta is a specialist in Renaissance and Baroque art of Europe, with a focus on old master works on paper and has had over 20 years of experience working in art museums and galleries. She is the co-author of Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt’s Etchings and editor of The Enduring Legacy of Venetian Renaissance Art.

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Alexa Greist specializes in Italian Renaissance and Baroque prints and drawings. She has curated exhibitions at the AGO, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Yale University Art Gallery.

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Theresa Kutasz Christensen is a researcher and curator who focuses on the history of collecting, women’s roles in the historical art market, and the reuse and reimagination of antiquity in the early modern period.

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  • Winner, Alcuin Society Book Design Awards Second Prize (Prose Illustrated)

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