The art of Holocaust survivor Maria Frank Abrams on display at the Cascadia Art Museum from March 3

Samson, 1965. Oil on canvas. Abrams Family Collection.

The Cascadia Art Museum, in cooperation with the Holocaust Center for Humanity, presents a new exhibition “A Luminous Journey: The Art of Maria Frank Abrams”, from March 3 to July 10.

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 included numerous group and solo exhibitions.

Foliage, 1964. Oil on canvas. Abrams Family Collection.

Abrams’ art is a triumph of affirmation over adversity, notes a press release from the Cascadia Art Museum. 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.

The museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed Monday through Wednesday. It is located at 190 Sunset Ave. S., #E, Edmonds. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, and free for youth 0-18 and students.

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