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“Soak-stain” artist Helen Frankenthaler is born

December 12, 1928

“The only rule is that there are no rules. Anything is possible." - Artist Helen Frankenthaler

Ruth Weisberg

Ruth Weisberg is Dean of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California. As an artist, Weisberg works primarily in painting, drawing, and large-scale installations. A particularly active exhibitor, she has had over 70 solo and 160 group exhibitions.

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.

Nicole Hollander

Nicole Hollander is the creator and writer of the syndicated cartoon strip Sylvia, which appears in over 40 newspapers nationwide. Hollander’s cartoons have been collected and published in 16 books. In addition to writing and illustrating, she currently teaches a course in conceptual illustration at Columbia College in Chicago.

Helène Aylon

Helène Aylon is an artist who has addressed what she perceives as the three landscapes of feminism of the last three decades: biological, ecological, theological.

Birth of Vera Weisbord, Radical

August 19, 1895

Birth of Vera Weisbord, Radical

What am I doing here?

Hazel Karr first contacted JWA because she wanted to add some biographical details to the article in the online Encyclopedia about her grandmother, Esther Kreitman. We struck up a correspondence with her and suggested she write a blog post about the differences between between her mother's artwork and her own.

Hazel Karr comes from a family steeped in art and literature. Her grandmother Esther wrote journal articles, translations, and novels, including the autobiographical  Der Sheydim Tants (Deborah) in 1946. Esther’s brothers were Issac Bashevis Singer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978, and Israel Joshua Singer, who wrote extensively in Yiddish. Esther’s son Maurice Carr had a long career in journalism in Paris and Israel; his wife was Hazel’s mother Lola; the daughter of another Yiddish writer (A.M. Fuchs), she painted throughout her life.

In this post, Hazel Karr searches for the meaning in her mother's paintings and in her own.

Sonia Delaunay, prolific artist, dies in Paris at 94

December 5, 1979

Sonia Delaunay (who died on this date in 1979) was in on the birth of several art movements—Dadaism, Surrealism, Cubism, Fauvism, Futurism.

Anita Steckel, 1930 - 2012

I knew right away upon entering Anita's class for the first time that I was in the right place. It was Saturday, March 1, 2008, and I was hungry to take my art to the next level. I flipped through the Art Students League catalogue, saw Anita's “Bush Follies,” in which women are running hand in hand through the water with George Bushes on their bushes and I knew it was meant to be.

Celebrating Gloria Stuart

It was fitting that Gloria was born on Independence Day. She was a firecracker: sharp, witty, energetic.


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Painting." (Viewed on March 17, 2018) <>.


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