Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Anita Kunz

It’s very difficult to make an image based on such iconic imagery as the Rockwell paintings. It’s a tough act to follow. What I wanted to do was to simplify the message a bit, and update the message by illustrating a more racially varied constituency.

Anita Kunz, Canadian by birth, has lived in London, New York, and Toronto, contributing to magazines and working for design firms, book publishers, and advertising agencies worldwide. She has produced cover art for many magazines including...Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, Atlantic Monthly, and the New York Times Magazine. She has also illustrated more than fifty book jacket covers. She has been honored with many prestigious awards and medals and her critically acclaimed paintings and sculptures have appeared in galleries and museums around the world. In the fall of 2003 she was the first woman and the first Canadian to have a solo show at the Library of Congress. Kunz has been named one of the fifty most influential women in Canada by the National Post newspaper.

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