The Easel

Revisiting Florine Stettheimer’s Place in Art History

Being wealthy, Stettheimer could please herself. So rather than pursue commercial success she seems to have put her effort into being independent-minded, and painting. Her works portrayed feminism, sexuality and race with humour and a modern eye. As the curator of the show observes, Stettheimer’s “ability to paint in a satirical and caricaturist way is really … unmatched in the 20th century”. More images are here.