An absolute favorite book that I refer to a whole bunch is Mid-Century Modern Women in the Visual Arts by Ellen Surrey. Not only does it include women who found success in the 1950s and 1960s, but it's diverse and isn't limited to just 2D art. The illustrations are incredible!
I turned to this book to introduce my students to Alma Thomas, a painter whose work is very mosaic-like. We love her bright colors and her patterns.Read More