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  Contributor Biography:  Elizabeth Ashburn 
 
Elizabeth Ashburn, Professor and Head of the School of Art in the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales, Australia, is author of Lesbian Art: An Encounter with Power and numerous articles. She is co-president of the Australian Center for Gay and Lesbian Research.

Entries by Elizabeth Ashburn

arts >> Drag Shows: Drag Kings and Male Impersonators

A recent arrival in the drag arena, drag kings are part of an international drag movement that emerged in London and San Francisco in the mid 1980s.

arts >> Fini, Léonor

The work of bisexual artist Léonor Fini, which emphasizes female power and autonomy, may be seen as a response to the patriarchal assumptions of Surrealism.

arts >> Goodsir, Agnes Noyes

Australian painter Agnes Goodsir became part of the legendary lesbian scene in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s; her portraits of women have an erotic and radical edge.

arts >> Laurençin, Marie

French painter, portrait artist, and set designer, Marie Laurençin had a number of affairs with men, but was also associated with the lesbian salons of Gertrude Stein and Natalie Clifford Barney.

arts >> Lempicka, Tamara de

Polish-born artist Tamara de Lempicka achieved notoriety and fame several times during her life and remains popular today for her highly sexualized art deco portraits.

arts >> Photography: Lesbian, Post-Stonewall

Since Stonewall lesbian photographers have created an enduring archive that documents lesbian lives, searches for a lesbian sensibility, and explores various issues of particular import to the lesbian community.

   

 

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