The most comprehensive book on modern Australian women artists published, this bookrepresents some of Australia's most important women artists between 1870s-1960s, a dynamic period in Australian art. Artists include Margaret Preston, Grace Cossington Smith, Ethel Carrick Fox, Clarice Beckett and Hilda Rix Nicholas. With an impressive selection of prints from influential printmakers including Thea Proctor, Dorrit Black and Ethel Spowers as well as significant art potters Klytie Pate, Theodora Cowan, Una Deerbon and Grace Seccombe.

Featuring 145 works from 67 artists with essays from three prominent art writers focusing on the lives of the artists - their trials, tribulations and triumphs. The support, encouragement and incentive they gave each other during their lifetimes, vital to overcoming the obstacles as women artists. The works discussed in detail and stunningly reproduced on the page.