Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Gertrude Abercrombie: Portrait of the Artist as a Landscape & Donna Castellanos: You’re Surreal

Gertrude Abercrombie: Portrait of the Artist as a Landscape

Gertrude Abercrombie (1909-1977), a Chicago painter who created surreal and dream-like imagery, is the subject of Gertrude Abercrombie: Portrait of the Artist as a Landscape. Abercrombie developed her own unique style and color palette, and explained her paintings saying “It is always myself that I paint.” The exhibition will include over 40 of the artist’s enigmatic works of spare interiors and illusionary landscapes—which have been referred to as “psychic self-portraits.”

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