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Isabel Bishop's Images of "Office Girls"

Read Ellen Wiley Todd, "The Question of Difference: Isabel Bishop's Deferential Office Girls"

Relate Bishop's images of "Office girls" to our discussion of Hopper's Office at Night.

I hope my work is recognizable as being by a woman, though I certainly would never deliberately make it feminine in any way, in subject or treatment. But if I speak in a voice which is my own, it's bound to be the voice of a woman.

At the Noon Hour, 1939.

The Lunch Counter, c. 1940.

Lunch Hour, 1939.

Noon Hour, 1935.

Snack Bar, etching, 1959.

Tidying Up, c. 1938.

compare to de Kooning's Woman I

Young Woman, 1937.