Like so many others, I am deeply indebted to Linda Nochlin's scholarship and feminist vision. I am also moved by her gracious support of younger scholars and artists. She was a brilliant and devoted mentor, and a profoundly committed and thoughtful art historian. I don't want to reduce her contributions to her field to one work because her range was broad, but that landmark essay, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” completely revolutionized the field and transformed how we understand the construction of artistic genius. I have read that piece dozens of times and essentially learned how to debunk assumptions about art and artists thanks to Linda Nochlin. I am grateful to have known her and to have learned from her.
COCO FUSCO is an artist and writer based in New York.