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Spotlight American Art: Lesbian, Post-Stonewall
  Since Stonewall, Lesbian Artists in America working in a variety of media have become increasingly diverse and visible. The trend continues today despite a conservative backlash that began in the late 1990s.  
  Tee Corinne
Tee Corinne
  JEB (Joan Elizabeth Biren, b. 1944) created broadly inclusive photographs in the 1970s and 1980s that defined and set the standard for lesbian feminist image making in the United States.  
  Judy Chicago (b. 1939) has contributed to gay and lesbian culture through her feminist critique of heterosexuality and patriarchy.  
  Janet Cooling (b. 1951) is an audaciously pioneering artist who first won recognition for her erotic art and has become recognized as a significant contemporary American painter.  
  Tee Corinne (b. 1943), the shy superstar of lesbian erotica, is a gifted and versatile artist especially known for her frank and sensuous depictions of lesbian sex.  
  Laurie Toby Edison (b. 1942) turned to photography as a medium that could combine art and social activism. She is best known for three collections of photographs featuring, respectively, fat nude women, nude men, and women in Japan.  
  Erotic Art by Lesbians for Lesbians is a relatively recent phenomenon. Considering the obstacles facing women who want to produce lesbian erotic art, it is remarkable that so much has been produced in so brief a time.  
  Della Grace (b. 1957) is one of the instigators of polymorphous perverse queer culture. Her work confronts questions of the performance of gender, especially the performance of masculinity by lesbians.  
  Harmony Hammond (b. 1944) is a significant artist whose lesbian feminism is integrated into her painting and sculpture, teaching, writing, and curatorial work.  
  Holly Hughes (b. 1955) is a lesbian feminist performance artist who has a flair for telling the outrageous stories of everyday lesbian life. She gained national notoriety in the early 1990s as one of the "NEA Four," a group of artists who lost National Endowment for the Arts grants because of pressure by political conservatives.  
  Kate Millett (b. 1934) is a bisexual feminist writer, social critic, and artist best known for her book Sexual Politics (1970).  
  Performance Art has been embraced by queer artists as a means of challenging the very idea of traditional art in culture.  
  Post-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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Nineteenth Century American Art: Lesbian Photography: Lesbian, Pre-Stonewall  

  Photo Credits:  Portrait of Tee Corinne by Beverly Brown, courtesy Tee Corinne.  


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