Happy Birthday: Minna Citron
Minna Citron was a was a painter and printmaker born on October 15th.
She grew up in New York and didn’t start studying art seriously until after she was married and a mother of two. She then studied at the Art Students League in New York and became known as a social realist artist. Her pieces were satirical, commenting on women’s role in societal norms. As her career progressed she created works for the Works Progress Administration and later in life embraced the feminist movement.
Her later works became more abstract as she embraced advances in printmaking techniques.