13 August 2014


Barbara Nessim: First US Retrospective Explores This Pioneering Feminist Artist Illustrator

Barbara Nessim mounts her first retrospective exhibition in the US after her well received show in London, at the V&A (Victoria and Albert museum), in 2013. A constant innovator for more than four decades, Barbara was one of the first illustrators to utilise the computer as an artistic tool. This exhibition examines her sketchbooks, hand-drawn […]

12 April 2013


The Feminist Art Explosion: A Global Phenomenon Born In 1970

Ilka Scobie looks back on a vibrant period of art history and social change – Artlyst Exclusive Notorious for street crime, a crumbling urban infrastructure, abandoned buildings, and homeless people, New York City, my hometown, was fertile ground for social and creative resolution. 1970 was the year that the Ad Hoc Women’s Artist committee challenged […]

16 February 2013


Gloria Steinem and Zandra Rhodes Pay Tribute To Artist Barbara Nessim

Barbara Nessim, the highly influential Bronx-born artist and illustrator was in London last night for the launch of an exhibition of her work at the V&A. The display is made up of 100 objects, many works on paper, which represent a significant body of output, surveying her distinguished career. The artist has generously donated the […]

29 January 2013


Barbara Nessim’s Provocative Feminist Drawings And Paintings V&A London

The internationally renowned American artist and illustrator, Barbara Nessim has donated a collection representing some of her most significant artworks to the V&A in London. Nessim’s distinctive line and style have graced the cover of nearly every major American magazine, including Time, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times. Her work ranges from provocative drawings […]