Brilliant Exiles: American Women in Paris, 1900–1939

Brilliant Exiles: American Women in Paris, 1900–1939

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Brilliant Exiles invites you on a journey through Paris in the early 1900s, where American women found freedom and success in a progressive and avant-garde milieu. With vivid illustrations and insightful essays, this book unveils the stories of 60 extraordinary women, such as Josephine Baker and Gertrude Stein, who broke convention and made their mark on art, literature, music, and more. Discover their personal journeys in the City of Lights and the role portraiture played in shaping their self-expression and identity. Join the ranks of these brilliant and daring women and let their captivating stories inspire and empower you.
Published in association with the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Authored by by Robyn Asleson (Author), Zakiya R. Adair (Contributor), Denean Sharpley-Whiting (Contributor), Samuel N. Dorf (Contributor), Tirza True Latimer (Contributor)


288 pages 

Measurements: 10.5 x 10.5 inches 

Published by Yale University Press (July 23, 2024)