Bontemps, Arna Alexander. “Forever Free: Art by African-American Women 1862-1980.” Stephenson, Inc., Alexandria, VA, 1980. Concise bios; excellent color reproductions.
Dunn, Dorothy. “American Indian Painting of the Southwest and Plains Areas.” University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1968. In-depth, with many reproductions.
“Faith Ringgold, twenty years of painting, sculpture, and performance, 1963-1983,” exhibition catalog. Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, 1984. Color and black & white reproductions and bio.
Flomenhaft, Eleanor, ed. “Faith Ringgold: A 25-Year Survey,” exhibition catalog. Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, New York, 1990. Interview with the artist; color and black & white illustrations.
“Howardena Pindell: Odyssey, February 12-June 12, 1986,” exhibition catalog. Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Excellent color and black & white reproductions; interview; biographical information.
Langdon, Ann R. “Women Visual Artists You Might Like To Know, A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Others,” Women in the Arts, New Haven, CT, 1990. Very informative; contains black & white reproductions and concise biographies.
Lippard, Lucy R. “Mixed Blessings, New Art In A Multicultural America.” Pantheon Books, New York, 1990. Lively book focusing on artists of color and alternative art; richly illustrated, many in color.
McElroy, Guy C., Powell, Richard J. and Patton, Sharon F. “African-American Artists 1880-1987.” Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1989. Excellent overview with large format color reproductions.
Mesa-Bains, Amalia. “El Mundo Femenino: Chicana Artists of the Movement—A Commentary on Development and Production,” in “Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965-1985.” Wight Art Gallery, University of California, 1991. Informative writings on Chicana art and culture.
Miller, Lynn F./Swenson, Sally S. “Lives and Works, Talks with Women Artists.” Scarecrow Press, Inc., Metuchen, NJ, 1981. In-depth interviews.
Munro, Eleanor. “Originals: American Women Artists.” Simon & Schuster, Inc., New York, 1979. In-depth biographies on Faith Ringgold and Betye Saar.
Rubinstein, Charlotte Streifer. “American Women Artists from Early Indian Times to the Present.” Avon Books, New York, 1982. Informative with concise bios.
“Selected Essays: African-American Artists from the Harlem Renaissance to the 1980’s.” National Black Arts Festival, Inc., Atlanta, GA, 1988.
“Since the Harlem Renaissance: 50 Years of African-American Art.” Bucknell University, Lewisburg Center Gallery, 1985. Informative essays; interviews; color reproductions.
Tanner, Clara Lee. “Southwest Indian Painting.’ University of Arizona Press, Tuscon, AZ, 1973. Great overview; many black & white and color reproductions.
“The Appropriate Object,” exhibition catalog. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 1989. Contains Betye Saar interview, biography, large color reproductions.
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomas. “Sanctums of the Spirit—The Altares of Amalia Mesa-Bains,” in “The Grotto of the Virgins” exhibition catalog, November 30-December 31, 1987. INTAR Latin American Gallery, New York, NY. Essays; color and black & white reproductions.