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Last updated 4/25/2022 at 12:24pm

Maria Frank Abrams

Maria Frank Abrams in her studio, circa 1958.

"A Luminous Journey: The Art of Maria Frank Abrams" is a thought-provoking and wonderful exhibition by a fascinating artist.

Maria Frank Abrams (1924-2013) was born in Hungary and survived the Holocaust, but many of her family members did not. By the end of World War II, she had lost 33 relatives (only one cousin had survived).

According to the Washington Jewish Museum, when she could find pencils and paper at the concentration camp, other women would ask her to draw what they looked like before the war. This time is a major theme in her life and work, as she channeled how she overcome the...



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