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Joan Snyder

Joan Snyder

Joan Snyder’s abstract expressionist paintings, often created using unconventional materials and techniques, ushered in a new era of feminist art.

Joan Snyder

Joan Snyder’s introduction into the New York art world began with a series of “Stroke” paintings completed in the 1970s. These paintings were included in the Whitney 1973 Biennial and the Corcoran 1975 Biennial, and were the basis of her first solo shows in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Joan Snyder

A true Expressionist and feminist in her life and art, this veteran painter uses the broadest possible palette to paint the canvas of her life.

Art in the United States

American Jewish women have made major contributions to the art world as artists, photographers, gallery owners, museum curators, art critics, art historians, and collectors at least since the beginning of the twentieth century.

A Genesis of Genius: Joan Snyder

It’s a thrill for me to see artist Joan Snyder listed among this year’s recipients of MacArthur fellowships, the “genius grants” that honor and advance the work of exceptionally creative thinkers and doers. Joan Snyder greets me each morning as I begin work. A copy of her print, “Our Foremothers,” occupies the wall opposite my desk. A collage of names of all the women in the Bible as well as women in her own family, the print is a visual metaphor for our work at the Jewish Women’s Archive.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Joan Snyder." (Viewed on September 23, 2014) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/12175>.

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