Alicia Paz – Juntas

Juntas guide image by Alicia Paz

Alicia Paz, Series Juntas, 2021 (on-going work). Mixed media and oil on canvas.

1. Madame de Staël, 2019
Mixed media and oil on canvas
40.5 x 31 cm
Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein, commonly known as Madame de Staël, was a French woman of letters and political theorist, the daughter of banker and French finance minister Jacques Necker. She was a voice of moderation in the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era up to the French Restoration.
Born: 22 April 1766, Paris, France
Died: 14 July 1817, Paris, France

2. Diamond Pattern 4, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
41 x 31 cm

3. Gertrude Ederle, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
36 x 26 cm
Gertrude Caroline Ederle was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in five events. On August 6, 1926, she became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Among other nicknames, the press sometimes called her “Queen of the Waves.”
Born: 23 October 1905, Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: 30 November 2003, Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States

4. Harriet Taylor Mill, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
40.7 x 31 cm
Harriet Taylor Mill was a British philosopher and women’s rights advocate. Her more significant philosophical work is “The Enfranchisement of Women”, published in The Westminster Review in 1851. She worked in such close collaboration with John Stuart Mill that it is exceedingly difficult to disentangle her contributions to the products of their joint effort from his. Her extant corpus of writing can be found in The Complete Works of Harriet Taylor Mill. Several pieces can also be found in The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, especially volume XXI.
Born: 8 October 1807, Walworth, London
Died: 3 November 1858, Avignon, France

5. Virginia Woolf, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
18 x 13 cm
Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.
Born: 25 January 1882, Kensington, London
Died: 28 March 1941, Lewes

6. Rosario Castellanos, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
30.7 x 25.5 cm
Rosario Castellanos Figueroa was a Mexican poet and author. She was one of Mexico’s most important literary voices in the last century. Throughout her life, she wrote eloquently about issues of cultural and gender oppression, and her work has influenced Mexican feminist theory and cultural studies.
Born: 25 May 1925, Mexico City, Mexico
Died: 7 August 1974, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

7. Abstract Diamond Pattern 1, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
30 x 23 cm

8. Anna Wheeler, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
25.7 x 20.5 cm
Anna Wheeler, also known by her maiden name of Anna Doyle, was an Irish born British writer and advocate of political rights for women and the benefits of contraception. She married Francis Massey Wheeler when she was “about 16” and he was “about 19”, although the year is not known. They separated twelve years later.
Born: 1780, Tipperary, Ireland
Died: 1848, London

9. Ana Mendieta, 2019
Mixed media and oil on canvas
40.5 x 30.5 cm
Ana Mendieta was a Cuban-American performance artist, sculptor, painter and video artist who is best known for her “earth-body” artwork. Born in Havana, Mendieta left for the United States in 1961.
Born: 18 November 1948, Havana, Cuba
Died: 8 September 1985, Greenwich Village, New York, United States

10. Lucy Morton, 2021
Mixed media and oil on canvas
25 x 20 cm
Lucy Morton, later known by her married name Lucy Heaton, was an English competition swimmer who represented Great Britain at the 1924 Summer Olympics and won a gold medal in the 200-metre breaststroke event. Morton was born in 1898 at New Tatton in Cheshire, her father Alfred was in domestic service as a groom.
Born: 23 February 1898, Knutsford
Died: 26 August 1980, Blackpool

11. Mary Seacole, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
50.5 X 40.5 cm
Mary Jane Seacole was a British-Jamaican nurse, healer and businesswoman who set up the “British Hotel” behind the lines during the Crimean War.
Born: 23 November 1805, Kingston, Jamaica
Died: 14 May 1881, Paddington, London

12. Flowers – White Tiles, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
30.5 x 25.3 cm

13. Angela Grimké, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
33 x 22 cm
Angelina Emily Grimké Weld was an American abolitionist, political activist, women’s rights advocate, and supporter of the women’s suffrage movement. She and her sister Sarah Moore Grimké are the only white Southern women who became abolitionists.
Born: 20 February 1805, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: 26 October 1879, Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

14. Anna Julia Cooper, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
25.5 x 20 cm
Anna Julia Haywood Cooper was an American author, educator, sociologist, speaker, Black liberation activist, and one of the most prominent African-American scholars in United States history.
Born: 10 August 1858, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Died: 27 February 1964, Washington, D.C., United States

15. Mary Wollstonecraft, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
40.7 x 30 cm
Mary Wollstonecraft was an English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women’s rights. Until the late 20th century, Wollstonecraft’s life, which encompassed several unconventional personal relationships at the time, received more attention than her writing.
Born: 27 April 1759, Spitalfields
Died: 10 September 1797, Somers Town, London

16, Louisa May Alcott, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
25 x 20 cm
Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo’s Boys.
Born: 29 November 1832, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 6 March 1888, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

17. Jane Austen, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
40.7 x 30.7 cm
Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen’s plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security.
Born: 16 December 1775, Steventon
Died: 18 July 1817, Winchester

18. Abstract Diamond Pattern 1, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
30 x 23 cm

19. Flower Diagonal Pattern, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
36 x 26 cm

20. Simone de Beauvoir, 2019
Mixed media and oil on canvas
40.5 x 31 cm
Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist. Though she did not consider herself a philosopher, she had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory.
Born: 9 January 1908, 6th arrondissement of Paris
Died: 14 April 1986, Paris, France

21. Gabrielle Suchon, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
50 x 40 cm
Gabrielle Suchon was a French moral philosopher who participated in debates about the social, political and religious condition of women in the early modern era. Her most prominent works are the Traité de la morale et de la politique and Du célibat volontaire.
Born: 24 December 1632, Semur-en-Auxois, France
Died: 5 March 1703, Dijon, France

22. Abstract Diamond Pattern 3, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
35 x 27 cm

23. Olympe de Gouges, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
30.3 x 30.3 cm
Olympe de Gouges was a French playwright and political activist whose writings on women’s rights and abolitionism reached a large audience in various countries. She began her career as a playwright in the early 1780s. As political tension rose in France, Olympe de Gouges became increasingly politically engaged.
Born: 7 May 1748, Montauban, France
Died: 3 November 1793, Place de la Concorde, Paris, France

24. Diamond Pattern 5, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
30.5 x 25 cm

25. Hermila Galindo, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
33 x 24 cm
Hermila Galindo Acosta was a Mexican feminist and a writer. She was an early supporter of many radical feminist issues, primarily sex education in schools, women’s suffrage, and divorce.
Born: 2 June 1886, Lerdo, Mexico
Died: 18 August 1954, Mexico City, Mexico

26. Rosa Luxemburg, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
25.3 x 25.3 cm
Rosa Luxemburg was a Polish Marxist economist, anti-war activist and revolutionary socialist. Successively, she was a member of the Social Democracy of the Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania, the Social Democratic Party of Germany, the Independent Social Democratic Party and the Communist Party of Germany.
Born: 5 March 1871, Zamosc, Poland
Died: 15 January 1919, Berlin, Germany

27. Sonia Delaunay, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
25.3 x 20.3 cm
Sonia Delaunay was a French artist, who spent most of her working life in Paris. She formally trained in Russia and Germany before moving to France and expanding her practice to include textile, fashion, and set design.
Born: 13 November 1885, Hradyz’k, Ukraine
Died: 5 December 1979, Paris, France

28. Mary Shelley, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
25.5 x 20.5 cm
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist who wrote the Gothic novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, which is considered an early example of science fiction. She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Born: 30 August 1797, Somers Town, London
Died: 1 February 1851, Chester Square, London

29. Elisabeth of Bohemia, 2021
Mixed media on canvas
30.5 x 25.3 cm
Elisabeth of the Palatinate, also known as Elisabeth of Bohemia, Princess Elisabeth of the Palatinate, or Princess-Abbess of Herford Abbey, was the eldest daughter of Frederick V, Elector Palatine, and Elizabeth Stuart.
Born: 26 December 1618, Heidelberg, Germany
Died: 11 February 1680, Herford, Germany

30. Diamond Pattern (Flowers), 2021
Mixed media on canvas
35.3 x 30.3 cm