Judy Chicago – Study for Flaming Fist

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Judy Chicago – Study for Flaming Fist

Dimensions: 19 x 16″
Year: 2006
Media: watercolor on paper

Judy Chicago is one of the most important artists of our time. As Gloria Steinem appropriately says, art history can be defined as before and after Judy Chicago. It is impossible to overstate–perhaps even to adequately articulate–the importance of Judy Chicago in the realm of women artists. During her 50 year career, she fought the battle as a woman artist in a male-dominated art world, sometimes as the only one, because it was simply too abusive to be a woman insisting upon equal due for your work in an environment where no one wanted you there. Because Judy Chicago fought back, women artists can now all stand stronger in the art world. Her Study for Flaming Fist is in my estimation, Chicago’s elegy to the unbridled power of women’s work in art.

Tonya Turner Carroll
Art Historian, Morehead-Cain Scholar, Raoul Wallenberg Scholar
Santa Fe, NM
2020