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Hi, I'm Jami Attenberg. I write books, and much, much more. My fourth book, The Middlesteins, came out in 2012. You can order it here or here. My fifth book, Saint Mazie, will be published in 2015.

Also I like dogs and fighting crime.

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I couldn’t get a good shot of this statement from a painter Dahlov Ipcar I found at the Maine Jewish Museum but I wanted to transcribe the first part:

"First let me say, Art has no sex. All men and women have the urge to create, to make things, to bring new forms into being. Certainly, you cannot tell the sex of the artist by the work. There are men who have painted delicate floral pieces and gentle domestic scenes. There are women who have created dynamic paintings and massive sculptures that have all the "masculine" attributes of strength and boldness."

Dahlov Ipcar had her first solo show at the MoMA in 1939. She was 21 years old. She has since written and illustrated more than thirty children’s books and is also the author of four sci-fi novels not to mention her paintings are collected everywhere a painting should be collected. She is now 95 years old, and she had a show of new work as recently as three years ago.

Just thought you should know.