Louisa Bertman

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Louisa Bertman

Louisa Bertman is an American illustrator living in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[1] She is known for her "untraditional portraitures of celebrities and personalities".[2]

Personal life[edit]

Louisa Bertman was born in Newton, Massachusetts.[1] Jonathan Bertman is her older brother. Her father is Richard Bertman, an architect and sculptor who has worked with her on occasion.[3]

She attended high school at The Cambridge School of Weston.[1] She went to NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and was a professional modern dancer in New York City. While dancing, she attended Parsons The New School for Design to focus on illustration and animation.

Professional career[edit]

Bertman's work has appeared in media including newspapers such as The Village Voice and Los Angeles Times,[4] and magazines such as GQ.[4]

She has painted many celebrities including Tom and Ray Magliozzi for NPR's yearly calendar;[5] and Michelle Obama for BUST Magazine.[6]

In 2010, Bertman was commissioned by the American Idiot producer Laurence Kaye (Hop Theatricals) to create a signed/numbered limited edition series of 10 prints in celebration of American Idiot's opening night on Broadway.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Hilliard, John (6 December 2009). "Cambridge illustrator looks for person’s ‘essence’". Cambridge Chronicle. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Archived from the original on 12 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Daye, Kendrick (8 February 2010). Illustrator Louisa Bertman Captures Celebrities. Art Nouveau Magazine. 
  3. ^ a b Beam, Alex (29 April 2010). Louisa Bertman & "American Idiot". Boston Globe. 
  4. ^ a b "Kill Your Idols". STATUS Magazine. 9 February 2010. Archived from the original on 12 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tom and Ray... in Oil and On Canvas". Car Talk. Archived from the original on 11 January 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.bust.com/magazine/preview-issue-53.html

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