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Carlene Meeker

Carlene Meeker is an artist and independent scholar who specializes in contemporary art. She graduated from Parsons School of Design and the Brooklyn Museum Art School and received her degree in art history from New York University. For twelve years she worked for Roy Lichtenstein as his chief studio assistant and curator and is presently a major participant in an oral history project of the late artist’s life and work. She has been a consultant and contributor for numerous exhibitions and catalogues in the fine arts.

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Joan Snyder

Joan Snyder is an accomplished painter whose works are strongly associated with the 1970s feminist movement and deal with topics such as nature and fertility, AIDS, the exploitation of women and children, and her own Jewish heritage and the Holocaust. Her paintings have received awards and are included in the permanent collections of many museums.

Joan Roth

Born in Detroit, Joan Roth has worked with many well-known photographers in her long career and is primarily interested in photographing Jewish women. In 1983, Roth joined the rescue missions airlifting Ethiopian Jews to Israel. Inspired by the photographs she took there, Roth traveled to Jewish communities all over the world photographing Jewish women in rapidly disappearing communities.

Joyce Kozloff

Joyce Kozloff is an internationally recognized painter, public muralist, and feminist whose long-term passions have been history, culture, and the decorative and popular arts. One of the founders of the pattern and decoration movement, Kozloff is dedicated to creating her own work and giving the folk art of women of color a voice. Kozloff is known as one of America’s more original and engaging artists.

Beryl Korot

Beryl Korot is an internationally known video artist who has created multimonitor installations which have been shown all over the world. She is best known for her multiple channel works Dachau 1974 and Text and Commentary, 1977, and her two collaborations with her husband, composer Steve Reich, The Cave and Three Tales.

Gisèle Freund

Gisèle Freund was a European intellectual and writer, a sociologist, a historian of photography, a socialist, a Jew, and one of the world’s greatest photographers.From her photographs of a rally in Berlin to her insightful portraits of Evita Perón, Freund captured the early twentieth century. In 1991, she was the first photographer honored with a retrospective at the Musée National d’art Moderne.

Mary Frank

Mary Frank was a sculptor and painter inspired by dance, photography, and the moving body. Born in London, Frank immigrated to the United States in the 1940s and danced with Martha Graham and studied art at the American Art School in New York. Frank imparts a sense of the timelessness and her work, and her sculptures have been described as sensual, sublime, poetic and profoundly moving, placing her among the foremost figurative artists of our time. 

Eleanor Antin

A seminal figure in the history of performance art, Eleanor Antin is one of the most prolific artists of the last three decades, moving freely in many forms of media, including live and installation art, independent film, photography, video, drawing, painting, and writing. In her work, Antin has explored audience expectations and assumptions about race, gender, and societal roles.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Carlene Meeker." (Viewed on September 27, 2022) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/meeker-carlene>.

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