The Pseudonym a Necessary Tool

11/6/17 Did you know a number of women Abstract Expressionists resorted to changing their names to combat oppression by their male counterparts? Not an uncommon act throughout history really, but it’s always interesting to see this documented and validated in writing.   The artist I have featured here is Michael West (1908-1991). Michael West was […]

To the Surrealist in All of Us

9/18/17 Largely self-taught Dorothea Tanning became largely known within the Surrealism movement. Ms.Tanning wasn’t void of formal training, having attended for a time, the Art Institute of Chicago. It isn’t clear how long she was at the Art Institute, however it is written that she herself claims to have learned how to paint by going […]