Latin American Women Artists of the United States

The Works of 33 Twentieth-Century Women

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About the Book

This work examines the art of 33 Latina American artists and the manner in which these artists have merged Latino and Norte Americano cultures in their work. Juana Alicia, Leonora Arye, Santa Barraza, Pura Cruz, Linda Vallejo, Theresa Rosado, Joyce de Guatemala, and 26 other artists are included. A critical discussion of each artist is supplemented by photographs (some in color) and a list of exhibitions in which they have participated.

About the Author(s)

The late Robert Henkes (1922–2002) was a painter, with exhibits in many galleries, and a teacher. He lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan and was the author of several McFarland books.

Bibliographic Details

Robert Henkes
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 259
Bibliographic Info: 143 photos (11 in color), bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [1999]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4056-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1
Introduction      3

1. Juana Alicia      5
2. Nela Arias-Misson      12
3. Leonora Arye      19
4. Marta Ayala      26
5. Santa Barraza      33
6. Margo Consuela Bors      40
7. Maria Brito      47
8. Graciela Bustos      55
9. Pura Cruz      61
10. Elba Damast      68
11. Maritza Dávila      76
12. Joyce de Guatemala      83
13. Dora de Larios      90
14. Aurora Dias-Jorgensen      97
15. Geny Dignac      104
16. Catalina Gonzalez      110
17. Liliana Wilson Grez      117
18. Carmen Herrera      122
19. Nora Chapa Mendoza      130
20. Ruth González Mullen      136
21. Celia Alvarez Muñoz      142
22. Elena Presser      148
23. Josefina Quezada      155
24. Elba Rivera      162
25. Anita Rodriguez      168
26. Patricia Rodríguez      175
27. Theresa Rosado      184
28. Soledad Salame      191
29. Fanny Sanin      197
30. Bibiana Suárez      205
31. Linda Vallejo      212
32. Kathy Vargas      219
33. Bernadette Vigil      227

Concluding Remarks      233
Bibliography      235
Index      239

Book Reviews & Awards

“covers two underrepresented areas in art history, women’s and Latin American art…well-written and illustrated…capture[s] the essence of the artist’s work while giving important factual information…the bibliography and index are good resources…recommended”—Booklist; “visually arresting—the artworks are insightful, poignant, striking, and original…discusses 33 meritorious Hispanic/Chicana artists…unique”—Library Journal; “identifies 33 Latin American women artists…a wide diversity of styles…features 11 full-color and 132 black-and-white illustrations”—Choice; “an informative, well-executed, and welcome addition”—ARBA; “as one of the very few works that provides access to Latina women artists, this book would make a useful addition to larger public libraries and any academic library”—Feminist Collections; “well-written and researched essays…a beneficial and useful tool…recommended”—Reference & User Services Quarterly; “thirty-three artists are here catalogued…with a general introduction of the peculiar status and problems surrounding Latin American women artists in the U.S.”—Art Times; “a thorough yet highly readable work…informative”—British Bulletin of Publications.