Carr, O’Keeffe, Kahlo: Places of Their Own

Carr, O’Keeffe, Kahlo: Places of Their Own

Carr, O’Keeffe, Kahlo: Places of Their Own, by Sharyn Rohlfsen Udall.

This inspired book pulls together the work of three great “American” women artists: Emily Carr (1871-1945) of Canada, Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) of the US, and Frida Kahlo (19071954) of Mexico. Udall discusses each woman’s life and work in context and in relation to the other two, thereby coaxing out of each woman’s work her engagement with issues such as nationality, gender, place, personal history, and art. Their paintings are very different from one another, yet when seen in proximity-and when illuminated by Udall’s commentary-they join together to present points of convergence and contact previously unnoticed. Udall writes clearly and convincingly about the life and work of these three extraordinary painters. 101 black and white plus 60 illustrations. Yale $45

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