Slaughterhouse Ruins at Toledo by Gertrude Abercrombie was created in 1937. The painting is in Smithsonian American Art Museum. The size of the work is 50,9 x 61 cm and is made of oil on canvas.
The Artist: American painter Gertrude Abercrombie was born in Austin, Texas. She earned a degree in Romance languages from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 1929. In 1932 she began to focus strictly on her art. The following summer she made her first sale at an outdoor art fair in Chicago and received an honorable mention in the newspaper for the event. In the mid-1930s she moved out of her family’s home and became active in the regional art scene. From 1934 to 1940 she served as a painter for the Works Progress Administration and in 1934 the Chicago Society of Artists held a solo show of her work… Read more