Baltimore's Forgotten Women
Baltimore's Forgotten Women: Painters and Printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries
Allen C. Abend is a retired architect and the proprietor of Abend Fine Art in Baltimore, Maryland. His first book, Gabrielle DeVeaux Clements: Etcher, Painter, Muralist, Teacher, was published in 2012. Clements lived in Baltimore for 15 years teaching art at the Bryn Mawr School for Girls.
As a result of Abend's research for the Gabrielle Clements book, questions arose that needed attention about Baltimore during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. What was Baltimore's role in supporting the fine arts? Why do authors infrequently mention Baltimore artists and Baltimore as a fine arts center? What were the opportunities for women in Baltimore to study fine arts and to exhibit their work? Was there a group of successful women artists who called Baltimore their home?
Biographies are presented for sixteen Baltimore women artists who had successful careers during their lifetime. The overriding question is why have these women been largely forgotten?
2015, Allen C. Abend