4. Frances Jetter
Frances Jetter is an artist whose work faces issues head on and without apology. In her straightforward and symbolic illustrations for The Nation, The Progressive, The New York Times, and several other publications where serious content is involved and in her personal drawings and sculptures, she tackles issues with a directness and personal approach that has been often imitated but never equalled.
Her people inhabit a world that operates as a mirror to society, often reflecting what cannot be seen but is right in front of us. Within her work there are equal parts beauty and tragedy, despots and victims, and always, a sense of humanity.