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.