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Cascadia Art Museum: The Art of Maria Frank Abrams

Maria Frank Abrams

Maria Frank Abrams (1924-2013) was one of Seattle’s most accomplished artists. Born in Hungary, she survived the Holocaust and came to the United States in 1948 to attend the University of Washington School of Art. After graduation, she began a highly successful career that would include numerous group and solo exhibitions.

Abrams’ art is a triumph of affirmation over adversity. She possessed an extraordinary talent for composition and design and her work is filled with the atmospheric light and energy of the Northwest. She exhibited in numerous prominent venues and designed sets and costumes for several local opera productions. In 1966 Abrams was included in the Governor’s Invitational exhibition which traveled to Kobe, Japan.  She was also honored with a solo retrospective at the Vizualart Galeria in Budapest, Hungary in 1992. A posthumous exhibition of the artist’s works was held in 2015 at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

This exhibition is drawn from the collection of the artist’s family and includes paintings in oil and watercolor, drawings and original prints.

Cascadia Art Museum in cooperation with the Holocaust Center for Humanity present

A Luminous Journey

The Art of Maria Frank Abrams

March 3 – July 10, 2022

190 Sunset Ave, Edmonds, WA  98020

Samson, 1965
Oil on canvas
47.5 x 35.5 in.
Collection of the Abrams Family
Ghosts Among Cinnamon Trees,1953
22 x 28 in.
Collection of the Abrams Family
Foliage, 1964
Oil on canvas
40 x 48 in.
Collection of the Abrams Family

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