Several years ago I saw a rather snotty review of a show by Elliott Puckette, whose paintings I admire. I was annoyed-- until I noticed that the reviewer kept referring to her (a female painter with an ambiguous name) as "him". Whereupon I realized the reviewer was ignorant as well as having no taste, and felt better...
On May 19, 2008, at 6:52 PM, Judy Seigel wrote:
in any event, the library wall labels called him Camille Corot throughout, which one of the label writers took for a woman....referring to "she" and "her." (But French names do things like that, n'est-ce pas?)