Women Artists Book Series

Illuminating Women Artists: Renaissance and Baroque

Series Editors

Andrea Pearson, American University, Washington, D.C.

Marilyn Dunn, Loyola University Chicago

Acquisitions Editor

Erika Gaffney

Research of the past five decades has transformed our understanding of early modern women artists. The earliest studies aimed to disrupt the masculinist canon by writing women into the history of art. This interventionist objective quickly broadened, however, as scholars staked out new areas of inquiry inspired by compelling questions of the present that were no less urgent in the past: among these areas of investigation are identity, agency, and intersectionality. Books in the series “Illuminating Women Artists: Renaissance and Baroque,” published by Getty Publications in Los Angeles and Lund Humphries in London, take stock of this research to offer state-of-the-question analyses of their subjects. The volumes variously interweave established conclusions with new discoveries investigated through emerging modes of analysis to reframe the ways in which early modern women’s artistic production is approached and understood. Lavishly illustrated, collectively the books offer an unprecedented visual contextualization of the lives and works of these artists, to whom in some cases a monograph had yet to be dedicated.

Volumes published and forthcoming

Luisa Roldan by Catherine Hall-van den Elsen — published 2021
Artemisia Gentileschi by Sheila Barker — published 2021
Elisabetta Sirani by Adelina Modesti
Louise Moillon 
by Lesley Stevenson

Judith Leyster, Self-Portrait, c. 1630, oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss

International Advisory Board

Sheila Barker, Medici Archive Project, Florence; Marietta Camberari, Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Stephanie Dickey, Queen’s University, Ontario; Dagmar Eichberger, University of Heidelberg; Vera Fortunati, University of Bologna; Mary Garrard, American University, Washington, D.C.; Helen Hills, University of York; Jesse Locker, Portland State University; Katlijne van der Stighelen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Claudio Strinati, State Museums of Rome; Virginia Treanor, National Museum of Women in the Arts; Evelyn Welch, King’s College London