Bea Feitler (Born1938, Brazil-Deceased 1982, Brazil)
Biography by Philip B. Meggs
1989 AIGA MEDAL
A vivacious young woman from Rio de Janeiro moves to New York to study design and is later appointed co-art director of the world-renowned Harper’s Bazaar magazine at age 25. After 10 years at Bazaar, she becomes the first art director of Ms., the magazine of the women’s liberation movement. Other accomplishments include designing award-winning books, working for Rolling Stone, and being chosen to art direct the revival of the 1930s classic, Vanity Fair. She is at the zenith of her career and celebrated for her work when cancer takes her life at age 44.