(February 08 1944 - present)
As Harmony Hammond writes in her book, Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History, there have always been artists who were lesbian, and lesbians who were artists, but the category “lesbian artist” scarcely existed before 1970. Author, educator, curator, activist, and artist, Hammond’s work deals with issues of self-representation.
For information on other lesbian visual artists, see:
Photograph of Harmony Hammond, by Tanya Hammond, courtesy of the artist. (c) Tanya Hammond
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