Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists

  title={Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists},
  author={Linda Nochlin},
Why have there been no great women artists? The question is crucial, not merely to women, and not only for social or ethical reasons, but for purely intellectual ones as well. If, as John Stuart Mill so rightly suggested, we tend to accept whatever is as "natural," 1 this is just as true in the realm of academic investigation as it is in our social arrangements: the white Western male viewpoint, unconsciously accepted as the viewpoint of the art historian, is proving to be inadequate. At a… 
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Sexual Politics (Doubleday, 1970) and Mary Ellman's Thinking about Women (Harcourt
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Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition (New York: Oxford University Press, 1953) and Maurice Z
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