On Ladies’ Creative Pursuits

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There are certain stereotypes about women’s creativity prior to the twentieth century, and generally they revolve around appropriately domestic novels, amateur watercolors, needlework, and “folk art.” But there’ve always been women who found ways around those rules.

For Pictorial at Jezebel, Kelly Faircloth writes on an exhibit at the New York Public Library featuring the work of female printmakers from the 16th through the 19th centuries.


Michelle Vider is a writer based in Philadelphia. Her work has appeared/is forthcoming in The Toast, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Atlas and Alice, Baldhip Magazine, and others. Find her at michellevider.com or @meanchelled. More from this author →