Ida Applebroog is today's "21st Century Woman Artist That Matters a Whole Lot". Coincidentally she was interviewed on Studio 360 where she and host Kurt Anderson discussed her career. I will let her tell it instead of trying to distill her work into a phrase.
If you want a book to check out head over to 700.92 A648ZS to find Ida Applebroog: Happy Families. If you want to see a real live painting; head over to the Corcoran. (slight disclaimer: I am not sure that the above painting is hanging right now.)
Here is a link to the Art21: Power episode in which she is featured.
image via: Art21