T. Renner, "Portrait of Tina Modotti," 2009, pastels on paper, 10" x 10.5".
From the front cover flap of Tina Modotti: Between Art and Revolution by Letizia Argenteri:
A charismatic stage and screen actress. A model whose beauty inspired some of the most arresting images of the twentieth century. A visionary photographer. A revolutionary with deep commitments to communism. A lover of powerful men. A woman whose life -- and death -- were controversial. Tina Modotti (1896 - 1942) was all of these. Her life as one of almost unimaginable glamor, scandal, and turmoil.