Program Details

Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman

Terryl Lawrence
Arts & Letters / History

Course Description

Throughout history numerous women have demonstrated great artistic talent, and yet they found themselves hampered in their struggle for recognition because of their gender. Today women command high prices for their art and win major commissions in areas like painting, sculpture, architecture and photography. They have had major exhibitions in museums and attract considerable attention for their innovative excellence. Women have been active contributors to all the modern movements of their times.


  1. Women Sculptors - The paths they have taken: Camille Claudel, Louise Nevelson, and others.
  2. Women Painters - Vigee LeBrun, Remedio Varo, Alice Neel.
  3. Women Photographers - Dorothea Lange, Lee Miller, Ruth Orkin, Diane Arbus, Sandy Skoglund.
  4. Women Architects - Zaha Hadid, Maya Lin.

About the Instructor

  • Terryl Lawrence, EdD, earned her doctorate in the Arts from Columbia University. She has had numerous exhibitions of her paintings and photographs in New York and Florida and is the recipient of many awards, including a national grant in the Humanities. She currently teaches Art History and Mythology at Palm Beach State College and Broward College and is a published writer.

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