Canadian by birth, Anita Kunz has lived in London, New York, and Toronto, and has been widely published in countries such as Germany, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Canada, South Africa, Holland, Portugal, France, and England. Her work has been seen in Time magazine, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, GQ, The New York Times, Sony Music, Random House Publishing, and many others.
Anita frequently teaches workshops and gives lectures at universities and institutions internationally including the Smithsonian and the Corcoran in Washington, DC. Her summer workshops have been conducted at the Illustration Academy in Sarasota, Florida, and at the Masters of Art degree program at Syracuse University. She has been honored with many prestigious awards and medals and her critically acclaimed paintings. Her sculptures have appeared in galleries worldwide, including the Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts and the Teatrio Cultural Association in Rome, Italy. Her works are in the permanent collections at the Library of Congress, the Canadian Archives in Ottawa, the McCord Museum in Montreal, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome. A number of her Time magazine cover paintings are in the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
In 2004, she served as chair for the Society of Illustrators’ Museum of American Illustration annual exhibit and she has most recently served as chair of the Museum Committee there. In 1997, she received the Les Usherwood Lifetime Achievement Award from the Advertising and Design Club of Canada. 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 MassArt College of Art and Design. She has been 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. In 2018, Canada Post released a postage stamp honoring her work as a Canadian illustrator and artist.
Learn more about Anita at: www.anitakunz.com