Who's That Lady?
The woman at the center of the TART logo is Sarah Siddons. Sarah (1755-1831) was a Welsh-born actress and the best known tragedienne of the 18th century. At a time when women performing in theater was still a relatively new phenomenon, Sarah established herself as the pre-eminent interpreter of such roles as Lady Macbeth, Desdemona, Rosalind, Ophelia and Catherine in Henry VIII. She had a rocky start. In fact, she was banished from the Drury Lane Theater after the manager there deemed her “a worthless candidate for fame and fortune.” But her perseverance and commitment to her craft eventually proved him wrong.
It is that perseverance, pioneering spirit, and outright tenacity in the face of extreme skepticism that we applaud, and it’s why she is the guiding spirit of TART. The drawing is done in the style of Al Hirschfeld, renowned New York theater caricaturist, and was created for us by Liza Brown.