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Annotation:One of the youngest recipients of a MacArthur "Genius" grant, Kara Walker, an African American artist, is best known for her iconic, often life-size, black and white silhouetted figures, arranged in unsettling scenes on gallery walls.
Annotation:Charlotte Mullins, unites and contrasts the work of a key group of artists from around the world who relish the solitary, slow, subtle set of processes involved in not just painting, but painting people. Not all women painters, but they are fairly represented in this beautiful book.
Annotation:Well-known as a sculptor, Kiki Smith has also worked extensively as a printmaker--in fact her printed works and other editioned art, including books and multiples, are arguably as important as her sculpture.
Annotation:Jenny Saville is described as a "New Old Master" for the technical proficiency of her oversize nudes that have earned her comparisons to Rubens and Lucian Freud and universal praise from critics and art historians alike.