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Lily Renée (1921–currently living in NYC): From Refugee to Renown (November 17)

Poster Lily Renée, Senorita Rio, Fight Comics

Poster Lily Renée, Senorita Rio, Fight Comics, © Lily Renée, Senorita Rio, Fight Comics, Fiction House, not dated. Trina Robbins collection.

11.11.2021 - Article

Lily Renee arrived during the Holocaust in New York City as a teenager, and somehow found work in the male-dominated comic book world

Lily Renee arrived during the Holocaust in New York City as a teenager, and somehow found work in the male-dominated comic book world. By the time of her retirement, she had become a legend and her heroic female characters--like Lily herself, smashing through the glass ceiling of gender expectation--and shaping figures that would inspire several generations of young readers, both girls and boys, to rethink the norms that so often otherwise surrounded them.

Featuring Trina Robbins, Comic Historian and Artist (San Francisco CA) and Adrienne Gruben, Mexican-American director of the feature film “Lily.”
This event is part of the virtual project “Identity, Art and Migration” which investigates US immigration of European refugees during the first half of the 20th century through the lens of seven artist case studies: Anni Albers, Friedel Dzubas, Eva Hesse, Rudi Lesser, Lily Renee, Arthur Szyk and Fritz Ascher.

Generously sponsored by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York

Location & Time

November 17, 12:00pm EDT

Online via Zoom, please register here.

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