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Exhibition Drawn to Purpose

Editorial Illustrators

Editorial illustrators produce drawings that illuminate, question, or comment upon accompanying text. Their images are grounded in actual events and informed by keen observations of real situations, people, and actions. Although Bernarda Bryson Shahn, Sue Coe, Anita Kunz, Whitney Sherman, Frances Jetter, and Melinda Beck have focused on issues specifically affecting women, much of their work addresses other topics. These artists have successfully disseminated their strong, often disturbing imagery that is intended to encourage viewers to see and reflect upon somber social and political realities.