Drawn to Romaine Brooks

Celebrating the renowned artist with a comic about her life and work

Cover of the comic "Do You Think I'm Hiding"
Cover illustration from "Do You Think I'm Hiding?" a comic about artist Romaine Brooks. Illustrated by Abigail Rajunov.

Romaine Brooks suffered an abusive childhood but triumphed as an adult, embracing gender fluidity and her queer identity. Her fierce independence is inspiring to people today.

This comic is part of a series Drawn to Art: Ten Tales of Inspiring Women Artists that illuminates the stories of ten women artists in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Inspired by graphic novels, these short takes on artists’ lives were each drawn by a woman student-illustrator from the Ringling College of Art and Design.

We invite you to read the comic and share with your friends and young people in your life.