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Abercrombie, Gertrudelocked


American, 20th century, female.

Born 17 February 1909, in Austin (Texas); died 3 July 1977, in Chicago.


Magic Realism.

Gertrude Abercrombie spent her childhood travelling around the USA and Europe with her parents who worked in a travelling opera company. They settled in Chicago shortly after World War I and after completing a languages degree at the University of Illinois, Gertrude enrolled in life classes at the Chicago Institute of Art. She spent several years working as a commercial artist before deciding to concentrate on painting in the early thirties. In ...

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