Anita Steckel - New York
Photograph with Illustration by Anita Steckel
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Anita Steckel was an exhibiting artist in "Important Women Photographers" at Audart; a show sponsored by The National Organization For Women and curated by Jacqui Taylor Basker, director of the Westbeth Gallery, at the time. Anita works in a combination of painting, drawing, collage and photography. Most of her work is related to sexual and feminist themes and she has, over the years, been one of the avant garde female artists, who uses her art to denounce gender bias.
Anita is also an art instructor at the Art Students League in New York. She has influenced the careers of many who studied under her. Her work was recently exhibited in a show called "Drawing Conclusions II - Work by Artist-Writers", organized by Gae Savannah and Jill Conner at the NYARts Gallery in New York City. Her work was also exhibited in the MARY H. DANA WOMEN ARTISTS SERIES - 2000-2001. Anita's work has been published extensively and many articles have been written about her, over the years in Art News, Arts Magazine, New York Magazine, the New York Post and many others. In "Self-Portraits by Women Painters" by Liana D. Cheney, Kathleen L. Russo and Alicia Craig Faxon, Anita Steckel's portrait of herself is included. She is naked and embracing the Empire State Building with a paintbrush in her hand.