Nancy Spero

1926 - 2009

Born in Cleveland (United States), died in New York (United States).

Nancy Spero (1926–2009, US) is a leading pioneer of feminist art and a member of the group Women Artists’ Revolution. From the 1960s her mostly figurative work calls attention to the abuse of authority and supremacy, by the male gender or the western world, and seeks to identify alternatives. She finds inspiration in the writings of Antonin Artaud and his notion of a ‘theatre of cruelty’. Spero creates numerous paintings, drawings and installations that speak to unfolding political events, such as the Vietnam War or the plight of Nicaragua’s women, and reclaim feminine experience and thinking for ‘high art’.

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