Faculty Book: Gail Levin

Gail Levin, ed.

Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art
(University of Nebraska Press, 2013)
The American artist Theresa Ferber Bernstein (1890–2002) made and exhibited her work in every decade of the twentieth century. This authoritative book provides an overview of her life and artistic career, examining her relationships with contemporary artists. Working in realist and expressionist styles, she treated the major subjects of her time, including the fight for women’s suffrage, the plight of immigrants, World War I, jazz, unemployment, racial discrimination, and occasionally explicitly Jewish themes. This volume includes thematic essays and more than two hundred images, from full-color reproductions of her art to rare documentary photographs, many published here for the first time. The book also includes a detailed chronology of Bernstein’s life, a list of public collections, and a list of her writings. Gail Levin is a distinguished professor of art history at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: OCT 29, 2013

Category: Art History | Faculty Books