‘Gold Alchemy’ by Anita Kunz
Artist: Anita Kunz
Title: ‘Gold Alchemy’
Medium: Acrylic on board
Dimensions: 16.5″ x 15″ (framed size)
Framing: Framed in tooled metal frame
Year of Creation: 2019
About the Artwork:
For nearly four decades Anita Kunz’s work has been published widely and internationally. She has been concerned with political systems and social justice, and her work has reflected her concern for the human condition. More recently in what can be considered Chapter 2, Kunz has come to realize the limits of political solutions and has begun to focus instead on anthropological origins of our collective behavior as a means of understanding the frailty of our existence. This painting has been informed by the potential transformation of fact into understanding and examines our relationship to the elements.
About the Artist:
Canadian by birth, Anita Kunz’s art has been internationally shown and published for four decades. She is well known for her covers for the New Yorker Magazine, Time Magazine, Rolling Stone the New York Times Magazine and many others.
Anita has been named one of the fifty most influential women in Canada by the National Post newspaper.
She has received an Honorary Doctorate from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and a second from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Her work has appeared in numerous galleries and museums and she has won many awards for her work.
She has also been appointed Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour, and more recently the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal of Honour. In 2017, she was inducted into the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration Hall of Fame. In 2018 Canada Post released a stamp honouring her work. She lives in Toronto.