Nancy Spero (American, 1926-2009)
Masha Bruskina, 1995
- Acrylic on linen
- 122 1/4 x 146 1/2 in. (310.5 x 372.1 cm)
- The Jewish Museum, New York
- Purchase: Fine Arts Acquisitions Committee Fund, Blanche and Romie Shapiro Fund, Kristie A. Jayne Fund, Sara Schlesinger Bequest, and Miki Denhof Bequest, 2002-12a-c
Not on view
Nancy Spero was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1926 and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Spero was a pioneering figure in the feminist art movement of the 1960s and '70s. In 1972, together with five other artists, she created AIR (Artists In Residence, Inc.), the first women's gallery in New York. Drawing on current and historical events, Spero's art examines traditional representations (or non-representation) of women and challenges ideas of male dominance in Western history and art history.