Gertrude Abercrombie

Bio

Gertrude Abercrombie, a Chicago painter also deeply involved in jazz music, has worked with highly personal surreal images. She was a prominent surrealist in the 1930s through the 1950s in Chicago. She argued that technique was not as important as ideas and developed a style emulating naive artists. The tone of her paintings is foreboding and references the real and the imaginary with many of them intended as self portraits.
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