February 27 - September 20 2016
Frick Fine Arts Building, Lobby and Library, University of Pittsburgh
THE ARTIST’S STUDIO: GERTRUDE QUASTLER (1909-1963)
The Gertrude Quastler collection of woodblocks, prints, notebook sketches, and sculptures at the University Art Gallery allows us to penetrate into the artist’s studio, and discover Quastler’s creative process through the exploration of her multiple artistic skills and techniques. Born in Austria in 1909, Gertrude Quastler is primarily known as an American artist, since she developed most of her artistic work in the United States after 1939. Ill with pulmonary tuberculosis, Quastler’s artistic creation was closely intertwined with her chronic illness, as the 2014 exhibition “Re-Strike: Uncovering the Life and Work of Gertrude Quastler” at the University Art Gallery demonstrated.