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Katy Hessel


Katy Hessel (photo credit Lily Bertrand-Webb)
Katy Hessel is an art historian, curator, broadcaster and author of The Story of Art without Men, an international bestseller and Waterstones Book of the Year 2022. She runs @thegreatwomenartists, an Instagram account that has celebrated women artists on a daily basis since 2015, and hosts The Great Women Artists Podcast, where she has interviewed Tracey Emin and Marina Abramović. Katy has curated exhibitions across the globe, lectured at The National Gallery and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, presented radio and television programmes for the BBC and writes a fortnightly column for The Guardian. She is a Visiting Fellow of Cambridge University.