Nessim, Barbara (1939–)

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Nessim, Barbara (1939–)

American painter and illustrator. Born Mar 30, 1939, in New York, NY; dau. of a clothing-designer; graduate of High School of Industrial Arts (later High School of Art and Design), 1956; Pratt Institute, BFA, 1960, studied under Fritz Eichenberg, Jacob Landau, Richard Lindner, Bob Weaver and Michel Ponce de Leon; studied painting at Art Students League; married 1980.

Began recording on canvas the same themes of female imagery and women's relationship to the world that had earlier driven her drawings and prints; by early 1970s, was working for New York magazine; success accelerated throughout decade, partly due to advent of Ms. magazine and the women's movement; taught at School for Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, and Parsons School of Design.

See also Women in World History.

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