“Florine Stettheimer is my favourite artist.” —Andy Warhol
Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944) was Modernism’s great “outlier”—a highly original artist with a boldly interdisciplinary aesthetic that attracted such luminaries as Marcel Duchamp, Georgia O’Keefe, and Andy Warhol. They understood, admired, and were inspired by Stettheimer.
This collection of essays by a wide range of contemporary writers and thinkers explores the multimodality of Stettheimer’s creative output and the salon culture by her and her sisters Carrie and Ettie in New York from 1915 to 1935. Florine Stettheimer: New Directions in Multimodal Modernism theorizes, engages and situates Stettheimer’s innovative contributions to art history and illustrates the aesthetic genealogy of her vision and its influence through to the contemporary moment.
With contributions by Barbara Bloemink, Georgiana Uhlyarick, Chelsea Olsen, Zach McCann-Armitage, Patricia Allmer, Lesley Higgins, Aaron Tucker, Melba Cuddy-Keane, Jason Wang, Cinti Cristia, David Dorenbaum, Irene Gammel and Suzanne Zelazo.
Irene Gammel holds a Canada Research Chair in Modern Literature and Culture at Ryerson University in Toronto, where she is also the Director of the Modern Literature and Culture Research Center dedicated to the study of modern women writers. The author and editor of 13 books, Gammel is the curator of the exhibit Anne of Green Gables: A Literary Icon at 100. Together with Suzanne Zelazo she has co-edited Body Sweats: The Uncensored Writings of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (2010) and Crystal Flowers: Poems and a Libretto by Florine Stettheimer (BookThug, 2010). Gammel divides her time between Toronto and Sackville, New Brunswick.
Suzanne Zelazo is a writer, editor, educator, and former professional triathlete who continues to coach cycling, running and triathlon. She holds a PhD in English with a specialty in female modernism and avant-garde poetry and performance. She has worked in commercial sport publishing, founded and ran the literary magazine Queen Street Quarterly, and has taught literature and writing courses at York University and Ontario College of Art and Design University. The author of two books of poetry, her projects seek to integrate creative expression and the body. Zelazo lives in Toronto.