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Forough Farrokhzad

This weeks Illustrated Women in History was submitted by Patti Mcjones. It is featured in the Illustrated Women in History zine #5 which is available here http://etsy.me/2nMhm6n I saw a series of photographs of Forough Farrokhzad – Iranian poet and film-maker – recently when her former lover Ebrahim Golestan spoke of how much he still …

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Pina Bausch

This weeks Illustrated Women in History was illustrated by Nadia Linek Pina Bausch was a German performer of modern dance, choreographer, dance teacher and ballet director. She broke down the boundaries between ballet and theatre with her choreographed works incorporating dance, speech, music, and fantastical sets. Bausch was born in Solingen to August and Anita …

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Käthe Kollwitz

This weeks Illustrated Women in History was submitted by Ellen Schaeffer of www.persistentsisters.com Käthe Kollwitz, born in 1867 in the Prussian city of Könisberg (currently Kaliningrad, Russia), is known for her compassionate depictions of human suffering. Though she trained as a painter, Kollwitz eventually turned to printmaking, wanting to take advantage of accessibility and affordability …

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Adelaide Johnson

This weeks Illustrated Women in History was submitted by Ellen Schaeffer of www.persistentsisters.com Adelaide Johnson, born Sarah Adeline Johnson on September 26, 1859 in rural Illinois, is best known for her sculptures of prominent American suffragettes. In her teens, she studied at the St. Louis School for Design. With the help of an insurance settlement she was …

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Diana Dors

This weeks Illustrated Woman in History was written by Hollie Peck Real name Diana Mary Fluck, Diana Dors was a well-loved actress and TV personality. The blonde-bombshell was often dubbed Britain’s own Marilyn Monroe. Born 23rd October 1931 at The Haven Nursing Home in Swindon, she soon outgrew her hometown enrolling at London Academy of Music …

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Yayoi Kusama

This weeks Illustrated Woman in History was illustrated by Yuki Sambongi. It is featured in the second issue of the Illustrated Women in History zine which you can order here. Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist and writer who is recognised as one of the most important living artists from Japan, and an important part …

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Artemisia Gentileschi & Emily Carr

Today’s Illustrated Women in History were written and illustrated by Amy Kovac @kovvac. Artemisia Gentileschi was among the greatest Italian Baroque painters and was among the first female artists to achieve success in the 17th century. She createdwork that focused on strong and mostimportantly, realistic humanized women. At the age of 18, she was raped by …

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Dora Jordan

Today’s Illustrated Woman in History was written by Catherine Haustein.  Dora Jordan In her fifty-four years of life, Dora (Bland) Jordan experienced poverty, a sexual assault resulting in a child, abandonment, and an attempt to wipe her name from history.  She overcame them all. The comic actress and ultimate working mother known to fans as …