Cassandra Langer. Art historian and critic Cassandra Langer became the accidental biographer of Romaine Brooks (1874-1970) when a search to uncover the artist’s aesthetics led Langer to rethink the flawed narrative of Brooks’ life. The award-winning author and former Smithsonian post-doctoral fellow is best known for her books, Mother and Child in Art, What’s Right with Feminism, A Bibliography of Feminist Art Criticism, Feminist Art Criticism.