Figurative Painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby Awarded $625,000 MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant”

Figurative Painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby Awarded $625,000 MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant”

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, painter and daughter of former Nigerian minister Dora Akunyili, has been awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship also referred to as the Genius Grant.

Typically awarded to around 20 American artists, academics, writers, and scientists each year, the $625,000 no-strings-attached grant is given to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction,” according to the foundation.

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Miranda Kerr & Her Cute Pup Teddy Cover Harper’s Bazaar Australia November Issue

Miranda Kerr & Her Cute Pup Teddy Cover Harper’s Bazaar Australia November Issue

Supermodel Miranda Kerr is a multiple Harper’s BAZAAR Australia cover girl, and it doesn’t take a genius to see why. Aside from the obvious—the barely-aged-a-day beauty—Miranda encapsulates everything a BAZAAR cover star should be. She’s a model with longevity, having worked 20 years in the industry, but she’s also a savvy businesswoman, having parlayed her fashion chops into a hugely successful natural beauty company, Kora Organics.

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