(1909 - 1977)
Gertrude Abercrombie was active/lived in Illinois, Wisconsin / Germany. Gertrude Abercrombie is known for 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 on the day of Gertrude's birth. The family lived in Berlin in 1913 to further her mother's career, but the beginning of World War I caused the family to move back to the United States. Upon their return the family lived in Aledo, Illinois before settl
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