International Women Artists and War, 1560–2023

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About the Book

Like many of their male peers, women artists have used their chosen mediums to explore and express their reactions to the violence of war, which they frequently experienced firsthand. The 345 named artists discussed in this book come from diverse backgrounds across hundreds of years. The book divides the 652 covered works of art into five general categories: those that provide support for the war effort, those that oppose war and/or support peace, those that document the impacts of war on the individuals who fight and the civilians who experience it, those that commemorate and memorialize the events and participants in war, and general representations of those who fight.
While most of the women who documented the impact of war on those who experienced it were professional artists, some were self-taught, yet their works tell as compelling a story as those told by the professional artists. Whether working in a studio or on the battlefield, the women’s professionalism and dedication allowed them to create powerful stories about the impact of war.

About the Author(s)

Deborah A. Deacon is an art historian and retired U.S. Navy commander living in Arizona. She has published numerous articles and books on women artists and war, depictions of military women in film and comics, and Japanese anime and manga.

Bibliographic Details

Deborah A. Deacon
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 50 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9290-6
Imprint: McFarland