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.