Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

This painting was inspired by Susan B. Anthony 1820-1906 and Elizabeth Cady Stanton 1815-1902 . These two women are in the same painting because they were friends and great partners during the women's suffrage movement. They worked hard towards getting women the right to vote. It seems so ridiculous now that this was even an issue, but did you know that we have only been able to vote since 1920. These women didn't even get to see their vision come true. My grandma remembers her grandmother taking her first opportunity to legally vote in a presidential election.

This painting, unfortunately, wont be part of the Venus Envy exhibit at Mad Art, but it was an important part of this group of paintings to me so I am still writing about it.

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