Ida Applebroog , 92, is a multimedia artist best known for her paintings and sculptures that explore the themes of gender, sexual identity, violence, and politics. Applebroog has been the recipient of multiple honors, including the MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant”; the College Art Association Distinguished Art Award for Lifetime Achievement; and an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, New School for Social Research/Parsons School of Design.
Quote: “[Ida] Applebroog has been making pointed social commentary in the form of beguiling comic-like images for nearly half a century. She has developed an instantly recognizable style of simplified human forms with bold outlines. Anonymous ‘everyman’ figures, anthropomorphized animals, and half-human/half-creature characters are featured players in the uncanny theater of her work.”
Sources: Introduction from Wikipedia, quotation from Art21.org