Holly Trostle Brigham

Through self-portraits, Holly Trostle Brigham calls attention to the challenges women artists have faced through history, illuminating the legacies of strong women of the past by blending them with her own identity and personal experiences of what it is like to be a woman and an artist today.

Holly Trostle Brigham is a Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts-trained figurative painter who creates mythical allegories of contemporary historical subjects. Her paintings are included in prestigious public collection like the National Portrait Gallery in D.C., the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, the Corcoran Collection in D.C., Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania State University, and Allentown Art Museum.

 

For more of Holly’s art go to http://www.hollytrostlebrigham.com

Annette Kellermann

Annette Marie Sarah Kellermann (1887-1975) was an Australian professional swimmer, vaudeville star, actress and writer. She was one of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing-suit, instead of the then-accepted pantaloons. She was also the first major actress to appear nude in a Hollywood production. Annette was ALSO a lifelong vegetarian and a health advocate. This woman right here was BADASS.