Art historian Linda Nochlin dies

Art historian Linda Nochlin dies

Art historian Linda Nochlin, a Thames & Hudson author, has died aged 86.

Nochlin passed away at home with her family in New York on Sunday (29th October).

Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1931, Nochlin went on to study at Vassar College, Columbia University and New York University. In 1971, ARTnews published Nochlin's "groundbreaking" article "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?", a "dramatic feminist rallying cry" that called traditional art historical practices into question.

Over the following decades Nochlin continued to contribute to art history scholarship with books such as Women, Art, and Power and Other Essays (Westview Press), The Politics of Vision: Essays on Nineteenth-Century Art and Society (Princeton University Press), Representing Women (Thames & Hudson) and Courbet (Thames & Hudson).

Roger Thorp, editorial director at Thames & Hudson, Nochlin's long-term publisher, said: "Linda Nochlin was a superb writer on art and a tireless campaigner, whose insight, wit and warmth of character were communicated worldwide through her books. Thames & Hudson are proud to be the publishers of works that have inspired generations of readers and, with her latest book due out early in 2018, will continue to inspire for generations to come."

Nochlin’s granddaughter Julia Trotta added: "She lives on through her scholarship, legacy and courageous spirit."

Nochlin’s final work, Misère: The Visual Representation of Misery in the 19th Century will be published by Thames & Hudson in March 2018.