Friday, 27 November 2015

The Surreal Art of Gertrude Abercrombie

Gertrude Abercrombie (1909-1977) was an American (mainly self-taught) surresalist painter. Called the "queen of the bohemian artists", she was also a jazz singer and pianist and a good friend of  talents like Billie Holliday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Max Roach.
Due to financial problems, arthritis and alcoholism which weakened her health, she spent her last years in seclusion.

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