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BUNOUST, Madeleine
Quelques Femmes Peintres
1936. 36 collotyped plates. [127], [1], [2] pp. table of contents, [1] p. Large 4to (257 x 197 mm.), orig. printed wrappers (head of spine a little worn), leaves uncut. Paris: Librairie Stock, 1936.First edition of a scarce, early sourcebook on women artists of the early 20th century; one of 270 numbered copies printed on vélin d'Aussedat, from an edition of 300. Bunoust (1885-1974), a French figurative and later abstract painter who exhibited at a number of iterations of the Salon d'Automne, Salon des Artistes Indépendants, Salon des Tuileries, and Salon des Réalités Nouvelles. She was also a member of the Société des Femmes Artistes Modernes, founded by Marie Anne Camax-Zoegger (1881-1952) in 1930."Her [1936] book, Quelques Femmes Peintres, featured interpretive essays about 19 women artists, all of whom were exhibited with Camax-Zoegger's group...Whereas Camax-Zoegger promoted the myth that female artists were naturally suited, because of their sex, to fulfill the supportive roles of wife and mother, Bunoust challenged such popular stereotypes...Bunoust believed that female artists, past and present, should not be treated any differently from their male colleagues, as they are fully capable of making equally original and forceful contributions to the latest aesthetic theories and practices that challenged academic traditionalism..."In the first pages of the volume, Morisot and Cassatt are portrayed as foremothers of sorts, followed by a host of contemporary artists who also took part in Camax-Zoegger's group, including Mari … [Click Below for Full Description]
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