Art History Book Profiles: ‘The Story of Art Without Men’ Author Katy Hessel

PBS NewsHour (May 3, 2023) -How many women artists can you name? That was a question Katy Hessel, then a 21-year-old art history major, asked herself. The results were disappointing. And so she set about learning and teaching herself and then others.

Art historian, author and presenter Katy Hessel poses for photos at the Falmouth Book Festival on October 19, 2022 in Falmouth, England. Her new book "The Story of Art Without Men" showcases the lives and work of women artists from the 16th century to the present. (Photo of Hessel by Hugh R Hastings/Getty Images; book cover courtesy of W.W. Norton & Company)
Art historian, author and presenter Katy Hessel 

That resulted in her new book, “The Story of Art Without Men.” Jeffrey Brown discussed the book with Hessel for our arts and culture series, CANVAS.


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