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Original Sisters: Portraits of Tenacity and Courage (Pantheon Graphic Library) (Hardcover)

By Anita Kunz, Roxane Gay (Foreword by)
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A stunning collection of 150 portraits of groundbreaking women throughout history—many of whom are unsung or forgotten—by one of the best illustrators working today

In early March 2020, COVID-19 locked-down in her Toronto home studio and longing for inspiration, artist Anita Kunz began researching women on the Internet. She wasn't sure what she was looking for, but soon found an array of extraordinary people who had done amazing things—some of whom she had heard of, but most of whom she had not. And then she began to paint them and write down their stories—an astonishingly eclectic group, from ancient history to 2020—from Joan of Arc, to Josephine Baker, to Rachel Carson, to Misty Copland. The result is a stunning feat of historical research and artistic achievement.

About the Author

ANITA KUNZ is an artist and illustrator living in Toronto. Her work has been published widely and shown in galleries and museums all over the world. Her illustrations have been featured regularly in Time, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, GQ, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and with Sony Music. From 1988 to 1990, she was one of the two artists chosen by Rolling Stone to produce a monthly illustrated History of Rock and Roll endpaper. She has also illustrated more than fifty book covers. She has been inducted into the Society of Illustrators/Museum of American Illustration Hall of Fame, and a Canadian postage stamp was recently issued honoring her work.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593316146
ISBN-10: 0593316142
Publisher: Pantheon
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2021
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Pantheon Graphic Library