The Female Art Historians I Never Knew About
Did you know about the plethora of women art historians working pre-1900?
Lately, I’ve been looking into who gets to tell the story of art. While most of my shelves are stacked with the legendary feminist art historians of the 1970s – Griselda Pollock, Lucy Lippard, Samella Lewis, and more (as well as contemporary ones, too!) – I recently asked myself, did any exist pre-1900? Turns out they did. And they wrote ab…