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Albright, Thomas. Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980: An Illustrated History. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1985.

Albright, Thomas. On Art and Artists: Essays by Thomas Albright. Edited by Beverly Hennessey. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1989.

Aukeman, Anastasia. Welcome to Painterland: Bruce Conner and the Rat Bastard Protective Association. Oakland: University of California Press, 2016. 

Beckett, Wendy. Contemporary Women Artists. New York: Universe Books, 1988.

Brown, Christopher, and David Simpson. On Painting: The Work of Elmer Bischoff and Joan Brown, exh. cat. Berkeley: University Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, 1992.

Brown, Christopher, et al. “Joan Brown.” In In Memoriam, pp. 22-24. Berkeley: University of California, 1991.

Chadwick, Whitney. Working Together: Joan Brown and Manuel Neri, 1958-1964, exh. cat. Belmont, Calif.: Wiegand Gallery, College of Notre Dame, 1995.

Duncan, Michael and Kristine McKenna. Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & His Circle, exh. cat. New York, NY: D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers; Santa Monica, CA: Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2005.

duPont, Diana C., and Katherine Church Holland, Garna Garren Muller, and Laura L. Sueoka. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: The Painting and Sculpture Collection. New York: Hudson Hills Press in association with San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1985.

Engelbach, Barbara. Looking for Mushrooms: Beat Poets, Hippies, Funk, Minimal Art: San Francisco 1955-68, exh. cat. Cologne: Museum Ludwig: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, 2008.

Fineberg, Jonathan. Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1995.

Fuller, Diana Burgess and Daniela Salvioni, eds. Art/Women/California 1950-2000: Parallels and Intersections. University of California Press, 2002.

Forbes, Jennifer Bailey. Face Forward: American Portraits from Sargent to the Present, exh. cat. Vero Beach, FL: Vero Beach Museum of Art, 2008.

Fortune, Brandon Brame, Wendy Wick Reaves, David C. Ward, Patricia Quealy, and John Ashbery. Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction, exh. cat. Washington D.C.: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2014. 

Goldeen, Dorothy. Joan Brown, Paintings, exh. cat. Akron, Ohio: Emily H. Davis Art Gallery, The University of Akron, 1978.

Goodyear, Frank H., Jr. Seven on the Figure, exh. cat. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1979.

Grumpert, Lynn, Ned Rifkin, and Marcia Tucker. Early Work: Lynda Benglis, Joan Brown, Luis Jimenez, Gary Stephan, Lawrence Weiner, exh. cat. New York: The New Museum, 1982.

Hopkins, Henry T. California Painters: New Work. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1989.

Hopkins, Henry T. 50 West Coast Artists. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1981.

Howard, Seymour, John Natsoulas, Rebecca Solnit, Michael McClure, Bruce Nixon, John Allen Ryan, and Jack Foley. The Beat Generation Galleries and Beyond. Davis, Calif.: John Natsoulas Press, 1996.

Jones, Caroline A. Bay Area Figurative Art: 1950-1965, exh. cat. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press and San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1990.

Knight, Brenda. Women of the Beat Generation. Berkeley: Conari Press, 1996.

Landauer, Susan. The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press and Laguna Beach, Calif.: Laguna Art Museum, 1996.

Landauer, Susan. The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and San Jose Museum of Art, exh. cat. Kansas City, MO: Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 2000.

Landauer, Susan, William H. Gerdts, and Patricia Trenton. The Not-So-Still Life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture, exh. cat. Berkeley, University of California Press, 2003.

Lauter, Estella. Women as Mythmakers: Poetry and Visual Art by Twentieth-Century Women. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1984.

Levy, Mark. Joan Brown: The Golden Age, exh. cat. San Diego: University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, 1986.

Linhares, Philip. California in Connecticut: The Joanne and William Rees Collection, exh. cat.New Britain, CT: New Britain Museum of American Art, 2007.

Lucie-Smith, Edward. American Art Now. New York: Phaidon Press Ltd., 1985.

Lucie-Smith, Edward. Art in the 70s. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1980.

Martin, Alvin. American Realism: Twentieth-Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Glenn C. Janss Collection. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1986.

McChesney, Mary Fuller. A Period of Exploration: San Francisco, 1945-1950. Oakland: The Oakland Museum, 1973.

Moore, Sylvia. Yesterday and Tomorrow: California Women Artists. New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 1989.

Moore, Sylvia, and Cynthia Navaretta, eds. Artists and Their Cats in Their Own Words. New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 1990.

Natsoulas, John, Bruce Nixon, and Steven Rosenzweig, eds. Lyrical Vision: The 6 Gallery 1954-1957. Davis, Calif.: Natsoulas/ Novelozo Gallery Press, 1990.

Orr-Cahall, Christina, ed. The Art of California: Selected Works from the Collection of The Oakland Museum. Oakland: The Oakland Museum in association with Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1984.

Osborne, Harold. The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Art. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.

Plagens, Peter. Sunshine Muse: Contemporary Art on the West Coast. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1974.

Richardson, Brenda. Joan Brown, exh. cat. Berkeley: University Art Museum, University of California, 1974.

Rosen, Randy, and Catherine C. Brawer, compilers. Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream, 1970-1985. New York: Abbeville Press, 1989.

Roth, Moira, ed. Connecting Conversations: Interviews with 28 Bay Area Women Artists. Oakland: Eucalyptus Press, Mills College, 1988.

Rubinstein, Charlotte Streifer. American Women Artists. New York: Avon Books, 1982.

San Francisco Civic Art Collection: A Guided Tour to Publicly Owned Art of the City and County of San Francisco. San Francisco: The Arts Commission of San Francisco, 1989.

San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center Collection. San Francisco: San Francisco Arts Commission, 1978.

Scala, Mark and Susan H. Edwards. Paint Made Flesh, exh. cat. Nashville, TN: Frist Center for the Visual Arts: Vanderbilt University Press, 2009.

Schapiro, Miriam. Anonymous Was a Woman: A Documentation of the Women’s Art Festival. Valencia, Calif.: California Institute of the Arts, 1974.

Schapiro, Miriam, ed. Art: A Woman’s Sensibility. Valencia, Calif.: California Institute of the Arts, 1975.

Schwartz, Sanford. The Art Presence. New York: Horizon Press, 1982.

Smith, Richard Candida. Utopia and Dissent: Art, Poetry, and Politics in California. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1995.

Solnit, Rebecca. Secret Exhibition: Six California Artists of the Cold War Era. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1990.

Tsujimoto, Karen and Jacquelynn Bass. The Art of Joan Brown, exh. cat. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1998.

Tucker, Marcia. “Bad” Painting, exh. cat. New York: The New Museum, 1978.

Van Wagner, Judith K. Collischan. Lines of Vision: Drawings by Contemporary Women. Hudson Hills, 1989.