Katy Hessel

Katy Hessel, host of Death of an Artist: Krasner & Pollock, is an art historian, author, curator and broadcaster. Through her The Great Women Artists Podcast and Instagram account, which foreground women artists of the past and present, Katy Hessel has become one of the most exciting voices in the art world today. Her debut book, The Story of Art Without Men is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. Published in the UK in September 2022, it was awarded Waterstones Book of the Year 2022. In May 2023, following its publication in the US, it was shortlisted for Barnes & Noble Book of the Year, and Katy Hessel embarked upon a sold-out book tour at institutions including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the MFA Boston and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Katy has been a columnist for The Guardian since July 2022. She is a Trustee of Charleston Trust, UK; a Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge; and has presented art documentaries for the BBC. In 2024 she launched the ongoing global audio guide series, Museums Without Men, which highlights the women and gender non-conforming artists in the public collections of international museums.