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 Gertrude Abercrombie  (1909 - 1977)

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Lived/Active: Illinois/Wisconsin / Germany      Known for: surreal imagery, gloves, grapes, hats, block printing

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BIOGRAPHY for Gertrude Abercrombie
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Birth
1909 (Austin, Texas)
 
Death
1977 (Chicago, Illinois)

Lived/Active
Illinois/Wisconsin / Germany


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surreal imagery, gloves, grapes, hats, block printing

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Gertrude Abercrombie (February 17, 1909 – July 3, 1977) was an American painter based in Chicago. Called "the queen of the bohemian artists", Abercrombie was involved in the Chicago jazz scene and was friends with musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and Sarah Vaughan, whose music inspired her own creative work.

Abercrombie was born on February 17, 1909, in Austin, Texas. Her parents, Tom and Lula Janes Abercrombie, were traveling opera singers who happened to be in Austin o (showing 500 of 11756 characters).



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