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POWarts Book Club: "Ninth Street Women" with Mary Gabriel

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Join us as we talk to Mary Gabriel, author of Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art.

It is the impassioned, wild, sometimes tragic, always exhilarating chronicle of five women who dared to enter the male-dominated world of twentieth-century abstract painting. The New York Times calls it "supremely gratifying, generous and lush but also tough and precise––in other words, as complicated and capacious as the lives it depicts."  

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About Mary Gabriel
Mary Gabriel
is the author of Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as of Notorious Victoria: The Life of Victoria Woodhull, Uncensored, and The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone. She worked in Washington and London as a Reuters editor for nearly two decades and lives in Ireland.

About Pen+Brush
For over 124 years, Pen + Brush has been the only international nonprofit organization offering an outlet for women in both the literary and visual arts in the city of New York. Pen + Brush provides a platform to showcase the work of excellent female artists and writers to a broader audience with the ultimate goal of effecting real change within the marketplace. 

Earlier Event: November 14
Colleagues & Friends: Jessica Glaser