Sarah Iepson F'21

Sarah  Iepson
Associate Professor
Art and Design
Community College of Philadelphia

Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships 2021
Associate Professor
Art and Design
Community College of Philadelphia
She Crosses the Atlantic: The Power of the Feminine in the Art of Glasgow and Philadelphia

This project undertakes research of primary source documents about and images produced by women in Glasgow and Philadelphia in order to address gaps in current scholarship. In particular, this study addresses the simultaneous rise and fall of women artists in these urban locations. Through travel to and research in archives and museums in the United Kingdom and United States, this endeavor seeks to reveal the loci of suppression and revitalize the careers of female artists sidelined by art history. Additionally, this exploration articulates the ways in which similar educational systems and political reform movements encouraged the empowerment of women in these “sister cities.” Due to these parallel circumstances, a transatlantic dialogue is constructed between female artists in Philadelphia and Glasgow from 1880-1920.