the careers and accomplishments of women creators in Western Civilization are described in an accessible and informative manner in the 2nd WOMEN ARTISTS IN HISTORY: FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE 20TH CENTURY. Over 60 artists, mostly painters and sculptors, are featured in this book. Selections were based on each woman's unique and important contributions to the history of art. Each artist measures up to the same rigorous standards applied to male artists in other survey texts. To understand and appreciate the achievements of these outstanding women, this volume takes a thorough look at the cultural environment in which they lived and worked, as well as the social, economic, and demographic factors that influenced their art. This important text restores the works of women creators to their proper position in the history of art.