Painting Women Writers

Painting Women Writers

Susanne du Toit

Eiderdown Books

Susanne du Toit has devoted herself to an ongoing project painting women writers and art historians. Inspired by her encounter with the writer Jeanette Winterson, whose portrait was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in London for their collection, du Toit undertook a series of portraits presented in this book, which includes nineteen eminent writers such as Dolly Alderton, Clover Stroud, Dreda Say Mitchell, Diana Evans and Rosie Boycott. As well as the artworks themselves, the book includes preliminary sketches and notes from the artist on her process and personal contributions from the writers on the experience of being a sitter.

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