Cindy Nemser is an art and theater critic largely known for her involvement in the feminist art movement of the 1970s. She
was the editor of
The Feminist Art Journal from 1972 to 1977 and wrote the acclaimed book
Art Talk: Conversations With 12 Women Artists. Nemser's papers contain her writings, including unpublished articles and novels,
correspondence with many artists, art critics, and book editors, and an extensive collection of Nemser's taped interviews
with artists and pioneers of the feminist art movement.
Cindy Nemser was born in 1937 in New York. She found her love of art at a young age, and although she did not pursue a career
as an artist, she never left the arts, instead becoming an art and theater critic as well as a proponent of the feminist art
movement of the 1970s. She holds both a bachelor's (1958) and a master's (1964) degree in English Literature from Brooklyn
College and a master's degree (1966) in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
11.8 linear feet
Library Reproductions and Permissions.
Open for use by qualified researchers. Audio visual material and data disks are unavailable until reformatted. Personal documents
(Box 3, folder 40) are sealed during Nemser's lifetime.