Nancy Spero, 1926-2009

By the Archives

October 20, 2009

The Archives of American Art mourns the passing of Nancy Spero on October 18, 2009.

An icon of feminist art, Nancy Spero’s assemblages and installations confronted issues of inequality and oppression.

Letter from Nancy Spero to Lucy Lippard, 29 Oct. 1971. Lucy Lippard papers, 1940s-2006, Archives of American Art.

Spero defiantly states her feminist sensibilities in this letter to art writer and activist Lucy Lippard.

Read more about the Nancy Spero papers at the Archives of American Art. An oral history interview with Nancy Spero was conducted in 2008 and is currently being edited. Please check back in the near future for a complete online transcript.