Edith Isaac-Rose graduated from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1951 and moved to New York in 1959. Since 1987 her work has dealt with information and images from the daily newspaper.
“For a very long time, I’ve been aware of images that are almost the same the world over: men in suits, (whether allies, competitors or political enemies), dress and gesture in similar ways — they carry brief-cases, shake hands, wave and salute, acting out their parts in the theater of power. These leaders often violate the earth and the people who live on it. These paintings address that violation.”