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Chicago, Judy

Judy Chicago is an American artist originally from Chicago, Illinois. Her most significant artworks are The Dinner Party: A Symbol of Our Heritage, The Birth Project, Resolutions: A Stitch in Time, and The Holocaust Project. She is also a feminist educator and intellectual. Judy Chicago was born Judy Sylvia Cohen on July 20, 1939. By 1970, Chicago had changed her name from Judy Gerowitz (her married name) to Judy Chicago; she advertised her new name in the magazine Artforum, with a picture of her posing as a boxer. Her parents, Arthur Melvin Cohen and May Levinson, were of Jewish immigrant origins, but they embraced secular idealism. Arthur Cohen's idealistic Communist principles were an inspiration to Chicago, and she was devastated at the ...

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