Barbara Nessim An Artful Life

Barbara Nessim

An Artful Life


Price: $60.00

  • Publication Date: February 12, 2013
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Trim Size: 10 x 12
  • ISBN: 9781419707681
  • Page Count: 272
  • Illustrations: 300 color illustrations
  • Rights: World/All

Internationally renowned artist and illustrator Barbara Nessim's images of female figures, originating in the counterculture of the 1960s, place her in a tradition of American iconography that extends from Norman Rockwell to Keith Haring. A constant innovator, Nessim incorporates fashion, computers, and photography into her popular art. This book captures not only the work—ranging from the sketchbooks that are the wellspring of her art to prominent magazine assignments, such as a Rolling Stone cover of John Lennon, to elaborate large-scale projects—but also the life that carried her from New York's high bohemia as a young artist to the world of cutting-edge visual journalism.

Praise for Barbara Nessim:

"Women who built careers as illustrators in Mad Men–era New York were few and far between, and one is Barbara Nessim." —The New York Times

About the author

David Galloway is an independent curator and author. Contributors include: Christoph Benjamin Schulz, art historian and curator; Anne Telford, founding editor of Communication Arts magazine; Elyssa Dimant, fashion historian; Steven Heller, design critic and historian; Roger Black, pioneering magazine designer; Cynthia Goodman, former director of the IBM Gallery in New York; Douglas Dodds, curator at the V&A; Kiša Lala, curator and essayist; Philip Koether, architect; Gloria Steinem, journalist and activist; and Milton Glaser, graphic designer.