The art market also may have been a culprit, as a closed network of galleries, dealers and collectors emerged that favored male artists, limiting women to exhibiting in group shows run by associations.
“She continued to make art until she was 110, but it was still remarkable,” Levin said. “It was more than just Ashcan painting.”
IF YOU GO
What: “Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art”
When: Through July 11. Gallery hours: Tuesday and Friday, 3 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and weekends, noon to 6 p.m.; closed Monday.
Where: Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly.
Related events: Gallery talk by Gail Levin on Friday, May 9, at 2 p.m., followed by a panel discussion from 3 to 4:45 p.m., and a reception and book signing.
Admission: Free admission to exhibit and events.
Information: www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or 978-232-2655.