Anita Kunz is internationally known for her illustrations, which appear on the covers and pages of Time, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, GQ, The New York Times, Sony Music, Random House Publishing, and many others. From 1988 to 1990, she was one of two artists chosen by Rolling Stone to produce a monthly illustrated History of Rock ‘n Roll end paper.
Kunz has exhibited widely, and her art is included in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Canadian Archives in Ottawa, the McCord Museum in Montreal, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, and Teatrio Cultural Association in Rome Italy. A selection of the artist’s Time cover paintings are in the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.
An inductee of the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, the artist has been appointed Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honor, and she is the recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal of Honor. She has been named one of the fifty most influential women in Canada by the National Post newspaper.
In addition to producing her own art, Kunz lectures and teaches widely; she has presented programs at the Smithsonian Institution, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Norman Rockwell Museum, among others. Her summer workshops have been conducted at the Illustration Academy in Sarasota Florida, and at the Masters of Art degree program at Syracuse University.