Leanne Shapton

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in Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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Leanne Shapton is an illustrator, author and publisher based in New York City. She is the co-founder, with photographer Jason Fulford, of J&L Books, an internationally-distributed not-for-profit imprint specializing in art and photography books. Shapton grew up in Mississauga, Ontario, and attended McGill Univesity and Pratt Institute. After interning at SNL, Harper's Magazine and for illustator James McMullan, she began her career at the National Post where she edited and art-directed the daily Avenue page, an award-winning double-page feature covering news and cultural trends. She went on to art direct Saturday Night, the National Post's weekly news magazine.

In 2003, Shapton published her first book of drawings, titled Toronto. From 2006

Limited edition J&L mittens will be available at our table...

Limited edition J&L mittens will be available at our table at the NY Art Book Fair, Sept 27-30, 2012. 

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Published on September 13, 2012 07:10
Average rating: 3.74 · 10,312 ratings · 1,664 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
Swimming Studies

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Was She Pretty?

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Guestbook: Ghost Stories

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The Native Trees of Canada

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Sunday Night Movies

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Toys Talking

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“When I swim now, I step into the water as though absentmindedly touching a scar.”
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“The pictures achieve something rarely articulated about the metaphysical state of swimming: The body, immersed, feels amplified, heavier and lighter at the same time. Weightless yet stronger.”
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“Being pool-trained, I'm used to seeing four sides and a bottom. When that clarity is removed I get nervous. I imagine things. Sharks, the slippery sides of large fish, shaggy pieces of sunken frigates, dark corroded iron, currents. I can swim along the shore, my usual stroke rolled and tipped by the waves, the ribbed sandy bottom wiggling beneath me, but eventually I get spooked by the open-ended horizon, the cloudy blue thought of that sheer drop-the continental shelf.”
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