Drawn Testimony

My Four Decades as a Courtroom Sketch Artist

by Jane Rosenberg

On Sale: 08/13/2024

Drawn Testimony

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Drawn Testimony

My Four Decades as a Courtroom Sketch Artist

by Jane Rosenberg

On Sale: 08/13/2024

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About the Book

From America’s top courtroom sketch artist, a penetrating, compulsively readable memoir about her dramatic four-decade career

For over forty years, Jane Rosenberg has been at the heart of the news cycle, covering almost every major trial that has passed through the New York justice system as a courtroom sketch artist, including the most recent Donald Trump hush money trial.

In Drawn Testimony, Rosenberg brings us into the dramatic high-stakes world of her craft, where art, psychology and courtroom drama collide. Over the course of her legendary career, Jane has had a front-row seat to some of the most iconic and notorious moments in our nation’s recent history, including cases pertaining to:
• Mick Jagger
• Martha Stewart
• Tom Brady's "Deflategate" scandal
• John Lennon’s murder trial 
• Ghislaine Maxwell
• John Gotti
• Harvey Weinstein
• The Boston Marathon bomber
• Donald Trump

Readers will learn how she has honed her unique powers of perception and also what her portraits reveal, not only about her subjects, but about the human condition in general.

Fearless, fascinating and gorgeously written, Drawn Testimony captures the unique career of an artist whose body of work depicts history as it’s happening.

Critical Praise

"Drawn Testimony is riveting. Through the singular craft that is her life's calling, Rosenberg gives us a front row seat to the most important courtroom trials of our generation."—Hope Jahren, New York Times bestselling author of Lab Girl
 
"An immersive and riveting reading experience. Jane Rosenberg captures moment and mood in her sketches, turning pastel impressions into whole narratives—and, along the way, slyly relating a unique forty-year cultural history of New York City."—Judy Melinek & T.J. Mitchell,  New York Times bestselling authors of Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner
 
“Reading Drawn Testimony is like peering over Jane Rosenberg’s shoulder as she deftly captures telling moments from trial after trial. Against the odds, her prose keeps pace with her pastels.”—Patrick Bringley, author of All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me
 
"...As vibrant and compelling a writer as she is an artist... Perceptive, compassionate, and endlessly fascinated by how the human condition is revealed in the courtroom, Rosenberg tells riveting and resonant tales in image and word."—Booklist STARRED review

“Rosenberg’s fascinating debut offers a front row seat to some of the most high-profile criminal cases of the last four decades…The results thrill without teetering into salaciousness. Readers will be hard-pressed to put this down.”—Publishers Weekly STARRED review

“Rosenberg delivers stories for every true-crime buff—and aspiring courtroom artist… A revealing look at an often-overlooked aspect of the legal system.”—Kirkus Reviews

"Rosenberg’s fascinating debut offers a front row seat to some of the most high-profile criminal cases of the last four decades."—Library Journal STARRED review
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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781335008046
  • ISBN 10: 1335008047
  • Imprint: Hanover Square Press
  • On Sale: 08/13/2024
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price:37.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BISAC2 : ART / Individual Artists / Essays
  • BISAC3 : ART / Art & Politics
  • BISAC4 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers

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