Exploring themes such as gender inequality, sexuality, domestic life, personal experiences and the female body, A Little Feminist History of Art is a celebration of one of the most ambitious, influential and enduring artistic movements to emerge from the twentieth century.

This book is a short and pithy introduction to some of the most important artworks borne out of this movement. Fifty outstanding works – from the late 1960s to the present – reflect women’s lives and experience, as well as the changing position of women artists, and reveal the impact of feminist ideals and politics on visual culture.

A great gift book for anyone interested in feminism, and the history of sexuality and gender, it includes drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation and performance art from a range of artists who expanded the very definition of art to be more inclusive.

Charlotte Mullins is an art critic, writer and broadcaster. She has written widely on women artists including Rachel Whiteread, Cecily Brown, Rachel Lumsden, Jenny Saville, Cathy de Monchaux, Sue Arrowsmith, Susanne Kühn, Susie Hamilton and Paula Rego. She has published numerous books, including Lives of the Great Artists (a children’s book written as Charlie Ayres), Picturing People and Rachel Whiteread, and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Front Row and Saturday Review.

A Little Feminist History of Art by Charlotte Mullins

  • Tate Publishing 2019

    New paperback

    128 pages