This issue of Utah Historical Quarterly, guest edited by art historians Heather Belnap and James R. Swensen, focuses on women in the state's mid-twentieth-century visual art world, demonstrating their critical contributions as artists, art educators, leaders of art organizations and institutions, owners of art businesses, and cultural advocates. Four of the articles serve as studies of individual Utah women artists, including Springville photographer and studio owner Elfie Huntington, University of Utah art professor and modernist Mabel Frazer, Japanese American illustrator and Topaz prisoner Miné Okubo, and spiritualist artist and poet Ruth Harwood, daughter of Utah painters J. T. and Harriet Richards Harwood. One of its essays explores how some women artists navigated gender expectations related to work to carve out a modicum of power and profitability within the state's public and professional art spaces; another examines the role of community art leader Alta Rawlins Jensen in promoting diversity and...

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