Sue Coe is, quite simply, my favourite living artist.
For me, her work sits proudly along a continuum which includes George Grosz, Otto Dix, Kathe Kollwitz, on the one hand, and El Greco, Thomas Bewick and Goya, on the other. Her creativity rightfully stands on its own merit and how she skilfully uses it to explore social injustice, including their interrelationships.
Her latest book, Cruel, examines our instrumental use of animals for food. A great introduction to Sue and her work is to watch this video of a talk she gave recently. This is what The New York Times had to say about her recent related exhibit and The Wall Street Journal.