6 River Terrace 6 River Terrace, New York

Elise Engler’s book, A Diary of the Plague Year: An Illustrated Chronicle of 2020, is one year of a daily drawing/painting project that lasted from late 2015 to President Biden’s inauguration in January, 2021. Made each morning from the first headlines she heard from her bedside radio, Engler’s vibrant immediate images recapture what it was like to live through 2020- bringing texture, feeling, and even charm to what we might not remember and what we will never forget.