Joan Mitchell: The Finest Mind

Bob Duggan reviews the biography Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter by Patricia Albers. Duggan writes that the "unique combination [of Mitchell's synesthesia and eidetic memory] and [her] drive to become an artist helped her rise within the male-dominated art world of the 1950s. Albers' sensitive and insightful biography provides a whole new vision of Mitchell and her art and raises fascinating questions about what it meant to be an artist and a woman in 20th century America."