- NAME: Judy Chicago
- OCCUPATION: Educator, Women's Rights Activist, Artist, Journalist
- BIRTH DATE: July 20, 1939 (Age: 74)
- EDUCATION: University of California, Los Angeles
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Chicago, Illinois
- Maiden Name: Judith Sylvia Cohen
- AKA: Judy Cohen
- AKA: Judy Gerowitz
- AKA: Judy Chicago
- AKA: Judith Cohen
- AKA: Judith Gerowitz
- Full Name: Judith Sylvia Gerowitz
- ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer
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Judy Chicago is an American artist, educator and writer, and a leading figure in feminist art. She received critical acclaim in the 1970s for her art project "The Dinner Party."
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Around this time, a retrospective of Judy Chicago's works on paper, entitled "Trials and Tributes," began at the Florida State University Art Museum in Tallahassee. A broader examination of Chicago's career was mounted at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in 2002.
In 2006, Chicago presented a series of works in glass at the LewAllen Contemporary, a gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her most famous work, "The Dinner Party,
" opened in its permanent home the following year. The work is a key piece in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.
Over her long career, Chicago has received numerous accolades. She has several honorary doctorates from such institutions as Duke University and Smith College. In 2012, she was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Palm Springs Art Fair. Chicago has chosen to make art that is thought-provoking, and she has often stirred up controversy with some of her imagery. Her artwork is part of the collection of several leading art institutions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
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