These women were and are brave, determined, passionate and visionary...they are leaders!
I have had the honor of being commissioned to paint Helen Coley Nauts, an advocate and visionary in the field of early Cancer Immunology and painted Gloria Steinem, a ground breaking woman's rights advocate, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe, a major philanthropist and supporter of child welfare, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor a champion of equal rights.
|Helen Coley Nauts Gloria Steinem Sonia Sotomayor|
Above are images of these portraits which can also be viewed in larger images on my website:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has shaped the course of our nations' history through her convictions and voice for dissent. In 1993 she was the second woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
I am now moving forward with my project of portraits of American Woman Leaders. I have started oil portraits of Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dolores Huerta, Olivia de Havilland, Oprah Winfrey, and Amelia Earhart.
I will be adding these finished oil portraits to this post in the near future.
To see more of my portraiture please visit my website: www.susandurkee.com