Katy Hessel

Season 15 continues!!! We meet our dear friend Katy Hessel!!!! Art historian, podcaster, author and presenter. She is best known for creating and curating The Great Women Artists; under this label, she runs an Instagram account and a successful podcast named by British Vogue as one of the top podcasts of 2021. 

In 2020, Katy wrote and presented a documentary on Artemisia Gentileschi for BBC Four’s Inside Museum series, followed by a documentary on Monet in for BBC Four’s Art on the BBC entitled The French Revolutionary and an appearance on BBC Two’s Inside Culture with Mary Beard. Beyond the BBC, Katy has presented films for the likes of Dior, the Tate, the Barbican, the Royal Academy of Arts, and the National Portrait Gallery.

She has engaged in keynote speeches and panel events at the Oxford Union, Intelligence Squared, and the National Gallery, and has curated exhibitions at Victoria Miro, Timothy Taylor, and the Tate Modern. In 2021, Katy was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Arts and Culture. 

In 2022, Katy published her debut book, The Story of Art Without Men, to much fanfare and critical acclaim, hitting the Sunday Times’ bestseller list in its first week of publication. How many women artists do you know? Who makes art history? Did women even work as artists before the twentieth century? And what is the Baroque anyway? Discover the glittering Sofonisba Anguissola of the Renaissance, the radical work of Harriet Powers in the nineteenth-century USA and the artist who really invented the Readymade. Explore the Dutch Golden Age, the astonishing work of post-War artists in Latin America and the women artists defining art in the 2020s. Have your sense of art history overturned, and your eyes opened to many art forms often overlooked or dismissed. From the Cornish coast to Manhattan, Nigeria to Japan this is the history of art as it's never been told before.

Follow @Katy.Hessell on Instagram.

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