Gertrude Abercrombie, oil on masonite painting depicting a composition with a hand in an interior, 1946, 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. One of a kind artwork. Postwar Fine Art, Mid Century American Paintings And Wall Decor Collectibles.