Dorothy Browdy Kushner featured in Emerging From the Shadows Volume II

Dorothy Browdy Kushner featured in:

Emerging from the Shadows: A Survey of Women Artists Working in California 1860-1960  
A four volume reference set by authors Maurine St. Gaudens and Joseph Morsman

Emerging from the Shadows: A Survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860-1960 is a treasure trove of information that will impress scholars and collectors as well as the general public. It has long been acknowledged that the female population has been as significant a force in the advancement of civilization as her male counterpart, but that historical accounts have usually omitted her from even passing references.  Now there is a book, more of an encyclopedia, with coverage of 320 artists that will bring the women of California to the fore. Some came to California in the spirit of the pioneer, others were fortunate to be born in the state, and visitors were attracted to the region by the freedom it accorded them.  The array of creativity expressed in a variety of media is overwhelming, surpassed only by the wealth of images featured.  It is apparent that Maurine St. Gaudens, with the assistance of Joseph Morsman, devoted years of research to this project, enjoying the hunt for lost works of art.  A must-read for anyone interested in art, culture, women, and California.”

Ilene Susan Fort, PhD
Author of In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States
Gail and John Liebes Senior Curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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