Diane Radyckiis an art historian (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1993)

and specializes in European art from the late-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. Her scholarship focuses on the work of women artists in this period.

Diane Radycki, Paula Modersohn-Becker

Masterful. Diane Radycki provides a persuasive
and revelatory argument for the title of her book pronouncing Paula Modersohn-Becker as 'The First Modern Woman Artist.' There is no book I know
of that has as keen a cutting edge into the artist's motivations while at the same time placing her convincingly as an important early 20th-century 'modern' woman artist. Her short life and growing posthumous fame are brilliantly juxtaposed."

                                                     –Alessandra Comini

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Paula Modersohn-Becker:
The First Modern Woman Artist

by Diane Radycki

(Yale University Press, 2013)

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