Chicago, Judy

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Chicago, Judy

(Judy Gerowitz Chicago) (gĕr`əwĭts', shĭkä`gō, –kô`–), 1939–, American artist, b. Chicago as Judy Cohen. A feminist and founder of the Women's Art Education collective, she works in a variety of media, including such historically female crafts as needlework and china painting. Her best-known work, The Dinner Party (1974–78), is a sexually explicit multimedia installation executed by Chicago and a large group of craftswomen. An iconic feminist work that pays tribute to 39 notable women and their historically significant contributions to civilization (and also includes the names of 999 lesser known women), it became part of the Brooklyn Museum of Art collection in 2002 and the centerpiece of the museum's newly opened Sackler Center for Feminist Art in 2007. Subjects explored in her later projects have included childbirth, women's perception of men, and the Holocaust.


See her autobiographical Through the Flower (1975, rev. ed. 1982) and Beyond the Flower (1996) and her The Dinner Party: From Creation to Preservation (2007); biography by G. Levin (2007).

Chicago, Judy (b. Judith Cohen Gerowitz)

(1939–  ) painter; born in Chicago. A feminist painter, she is most famous for her room-sized installation of Dinner Party Project (1979), a vision of a female Last Supper, which used several mediums including ceramics and woven materials. This well-attended traveling exhibit created controversy, but was acclaimed by many critics.
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