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Susan Unterberg Gave Millions to Women Artists

In 1929 Virginia Woolf published her essay A Room of One's Own, arguing that a woman needs financial support and a space of her own in order to write. The same could be said of any creative pursuit — every creative professional needs access to funds in order to allow them to do their work. Renaissance artists knew this all too well and sought employment at European courts; today artists receive funding in the form of grants. 

For the past twenty-two years the artist Susan Unterberg anonymously supported women artists through her grant Anonymous Was a Woman (referencing Woolf's essay), and handed out over $5.5 million helping 220 artists. To learn more about her work and why she is now stepping out from behind the curtain, read the NY Times article