Cascadia Art Museum: The Art of Maria Frank Abrams

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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 graduating, she began a very successful career which would include numerous group and solo exhibitions.

Abrams’ art is a triumph of assertion 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 has exhibited in many renowned venues and has 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 took place in 2015 at the Holocaust Museum in Los Angeles.

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

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

A luminous journey

The art of Maria Frank Abrams

March 3 – July 10, 2022

190 Sunset Avenue, Edmonds, WA 98020

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