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Exhibition Drawn to Purpose

Anita Kunz (b. 1956). Tugged, 2001. Published in Working Woman, October, 2001. Watercolor, gouache over graphite. Gift of the artist, 2003. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (022.00.00)
LC-DIG-ppmsca-03323 © Anita Kunz

Multi-tasking Wonder

Pulled in competing directions by career, marriage, and motherhood, Anita Kunz's everywoman struggles to remain outwardly calm while beset by multiple demands, expectations, and desires. Commissioned in 2001, this image captures the tug-of-war that many women continue to experience. The quandary of modern women striving for fulfillment is an important theme in this acclaimed editorial illustrator's work that appears in such leading magazines as Time and the New Yorker.