Linda Nochlin

American art historian

Linda Nochlin (née Weinberg; January 30, 1931 – October 29, 2017) was an American art historian and feminist. She was a Professor Emerita of Modern Art at New York University Institute of Fine Arts.[1] She was also a essayist. A well known feminist art historian, she became well known for her pioneering 1971 article "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?".[2] She was born in New York City.

Nochlin studied at Vassar College, Columbia University and at New York University.

Nochlin was the co-curator of a number of landmark exhibitions exploring the history and achievements of female artists. Her works include "Global Feminisms" at the Brooklyn Museum and "Women Artists: 1550-1950" (with Ann Sutherland Harris) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Nochlin died at age 86 on October 29, 2017.[3]


  2. Nochlin, Linda. "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?" ARTnews January 1971: 22-39, 67-71.
  3. Russeth, Andrew (29 October 2017). "Linda Nochlin, Trailblazing Feminist Art Historian, Dies at 86". Retrieved 30 October 2017.