With a career spanning 40 years, Anita Kunz has become one of the most prolific and well-recognized published artists in Canada and the world, having created over 50 book covers and world-famous magazines. In April 2018, the Canada Post paid honor to Kunz and four other Canadian artists by featuring their work in a series of 5 stamps. “Best Friends,” a piece Kunz completed in 2012, is now available for purchase as a stamp on the Canadian Postage Stamps website.
Most recently, Kunz has been focused on a new series of gallery works, exploring what the art world look like if the great paintings produced throughout our collective history (by daVinci, Picasso, Goya, Bacon, et all) had been created by women instead of men. The answer is a beautiful (and tongue-in-cheek) body of new works called REDUX, that only Kunz herself could produce, paying homage to some of the most iconic pieces in the history of art.
More information will be released as it’s confirmed.
About Anita Kunz
Canadian by birth, Toronto-based painter Anita Kunz has been widely published in newspapers, magazines and books all over the world, including The Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, GQ, The New York Times and many others, including some of these publications' award-winning cover art. From 1988 to 1990 she was one of two artists chosen by Rolling Stone magazine to produce a monthly illustrated History of Rock 'n Roll end paper.
Kunz has been honored with many prestigious awards and medals and her critically acclaimed paintings and sculptures have appeared in galleries world wide, including the Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts and the Teatrio Cultural Association in Rome Italy.
In spring of 2007 Anita gave a short presentation about her New Yorker covers at the prestigious TED conference in Monterey California. Anita has been named one of the fifty most influential women in Canada by the National Post newspaper, appointed Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honor, and recently received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal of Honor. She was inducted in the Museum of American Illustration Hall of Fame in New York in 2017.