Michelangelo, Degas, Rodin, and Picasso. These are the names of some of the most famous painters throughout history. Their work is revered and studied time and time again by people all over the world. While these artists all come from different periods and create art using different techniques and mediums, they do have one thing in common. They are all men. The world of art is filled with the names of famous men. And even on a smaller scale, many lesser-known artists are men. This is not to say that there aren’t great women artists, because there are! Georgia O’Keefe, Mary Cassat, and Frieda Khalo are just a few. However, as in many things, women are often underrepresented.
That’s why it is so great to see the Marblehead Arts Association showcasing the art of three talented and powerful women in their solo shows this Spring. From Niki Farrell’s vibrant landscapes and Alicia Cohen’s amazingly realistic acrylic paintings, to Susan Schrader’s captivating and stylistic portraits, the women in the MAA exhibits are each unique and talented, and demonstrate art worthy of recognition.