50 Years After Her Death, New York Jewish Artist Finally Gets Recognition

Dina Melicov was a Jewish immigrant sculptor-painter who lived in New York through the Depression and war eras. Her daughter made it her mission to have the works win the respect they deserve.

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“The canon of 20th-century art was assembled primarily from a male point of view and features male artists,” says Patty Hickson, the curator of contemporary art at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, in...