Girls Sitting in Union Square Fountain
Isabel Bishop ( American, 1902 - 1988 )
This relaxed moment between friends is characteristic of the urban images of Isabel Bishop, whose paintings and graphic works explore her fascination with the life of the city in all its forms—particularly the experience of women. Throughout her long career, Bishop explored the world around New York’s Union Square in a series of closely linked paintings and prints. A meticulous technician, she worked slowly, producing only a handful of works each year.
William Keyse Rudolph, DMA Label text, 2005.
- Isabel Bishop illustrated Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. One of her illustrations of Elizabeth Bennet is now on the £10 note.
- National Museum of Women in the Arts
Read a biography of Isabel Bishop from the NMWA.