"I’m not going to retire!" Chicago declared in an interview with The Huffington Post, pointing out what only seemed obvious. "Artists don’t retire. Every artist’s dream is to drop dead while they’re working."
"Judy Chicago was born on July 20, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois. She started working on a massive multimedia project entitled "The Dinner Party" in 1974. Collectively, the work tells the history of women in Western Civilization. It has been shown around the world, and is considered by many to be Chicago's greatest work. During her long career, Chicago has often stirred up controversy with some of her imagery."
"I was raised in a family that believed in equal rights for women, which was very unusual for that time. The bad news was they never bothered to tell me that not everyone else believed in that, too."
Chicago started out taking art classes at the Art Institute of Chicago as a child, and then attended the University of California, Los Angeles in the early 1960s, earning a bachelor's in art in 1962. Some of her early works were abstract, including "Pacific Standard Time." In 1964, Chicago finished her master's degree in painting and sculpture at UCLA."
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