Lot 0086: GERTRUDE ABERCROMBIE OIL ON BOARD PAINTING, 1956

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Gertrude Abercrombie, oil on board painting depicting a composition with a shell and a leaf, 1956, painted in the style of Magical Realism. Signed by the artist and dated lower right. Housed in an old wooden frame painted in black and gold. One of a kind artwork. Gertrude Abercrombie, 1909 to 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. Her work evolved into incorporating her love for jazz music, inspired by parties and jam sessions she hosted in her Hyde Park home. Her works are painted in a precise, controlled style. She took little interest in other artists work, although she admired Magritte. Musicians such as Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Jackie Cain and the Modern Jazz Quartet were considered friends. American Mid Century Fine Art For Collectors.

Overall good vintage condition. Signs of age and wear. Refer to photos. Sold As Is.
Frame 17 3/4 x 14 1/2 in, Board 13 3/4 x 10 5/8 in. All measurements are approximate.

Auction Date

June 25th, 2022

PRICE WITH BUYER PREMIUM

$16,640.00