Mary E. Hutchinson’s “Joanna” Featured on Cover of Feminist Studies

November 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

Fem Studies Cover Summer 2012Mary E. Hutchinson’s portrait of “Joanna” [purple shirt] (circa 1931-1935) is featured on the cover of the Summer 2012 issue of the journal Feminist Studies in conjunction with my essay, “Mary E. Hutchinson, Intelligibility, and the Historical Limits of Agency.” This is one of several portraits of Joanna Lanza, who lived with Hutchinson as her intimate partner from 1931 into 1935, and the one portrait that Hutchinson kept for herself.

The painting is also currently featured on The Artworks of Mary E. Hutchinson, my digital catalogue “work in progress” site.

I can tell that Feminist Studies has begun to appear in subscribers’ mailboxes across the globe from a spike in search traffic associated with my digital catalogue!  Since Hutchinson has been a lost artist for the past half century – only a very few of us have been out there Googling her up to now.  Fortunately for me, some of the others have been owners of paintings seeking information about the artist who have contacted me through this blog!  I’m thrilled that scholars and other folks will now have the chance to learn about her life and work!

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