Anita Kunz



Steven Spielberg is a juggler, while Mick Jagger is a thick-lipped Fred Flintstone to Keith Richard’s chain-smoking Barney Rubble in two of illustrator Anita Kunz’s original artistic works.

Kunz has produced cover art for many magazines, including Rolling StoneThe New YorkerSports IllustratedTIMENewsweekThe Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times Magazine.

She has worked for magazines, design firms, book publishers and advertising agencies across Europe and in Canada, South Africa and Japan. Kunz teaches workshops and lectures at universities and institutions, including the Smithsonian and the Corcoran in Washington, DC.

In 1997, she received the Les Usherwood Lifetime Achievement Award from the Advertising and Design Club of Canada. Her artistic works are in the permanent collection at the Library of Congress, the Musée Militaire de France in Paris, The Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome, and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

Born in Toronto in 1956, Anita graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1978. She lives in Toronto and New York City.

Talks

Anita Kunz - Her Unseen Work

Cartoonist Anita Kunz shows us some of her unseen New Yorker covers and discusses why covers are accepted...