"All of the (male) artists were pleasant, many were helpful, but none ever asked me to join them for lunch... because I was a woman. It wasn’t until twenty years later that I got a little angry about it… in retrospect."
- Barbara Bradley, speaking about her early days working in a New York City commercial art studio

Monday, March 22, 2010

Inspiring Female Designers Exhibition

Jenny Swadosh, Assistant Archivist of the Kellen Archives at Parsons, The New School for Design sent a note the other day:

Jenny wrote, "I thought you and your readers would be interested to know that we are featuring work by the illustrators Lorraine Fox, Esta Nesbitt, and Andree Golbin in an upcoming exhibition at the New School in New York. All the items in the exhibition come from the collections of the Kellen Archives at Parsons The New School for Design."

"The exhibition is free. If your readers would like to conduct further research in our collections, they are welcome to contact us. Patrons do not have to be affiliated with Parsons or The New School or any other academic institution to conduct research at the Kellen Archives."

* The scan of the Lorraine Fox original above is courtesy of Heritage Auctions


  1. Oh this makes me wish I still lived in NYC!
    Absolutely wonderful blog! I had no idea feminism and my love of mid century illustration collided on the blogosphere. Way to represent the ladies!!
    melina bee