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About Kathryn
With her fluid, natural drawing style, Kathryn Rathke has a rare talent for capturing the individual look of the person she’s drawing in just a few quick lines. Authors, singers, politicians – her portraits are instantly recognisable but so simply drawn that they’re always easy for people to relate to.
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Rushdie's Review
Rushdie's Review
The Guardian ask Kathryn Rathke for one of her distinctive portraits showing Salman Rushdie and the President of the USA.
Rushdie's Review
Dinner Guests
Dinner Guests
Kathryn Rathke illustrates for Johns Hopkins Magazine on their alumni's ideal dinner guests.
Dinner Guests
Rick Bayless
Rick Bayless
Kathryn Rathke produces an amusing portrait of American chef Rick Bayless for Chicago Magazine.
Rick Bayless