Complex drawing in brown and black ink on paper, 15 3/4" by 23 1/2" inside the mat, 23" by 31" framed, the subject seemingly strange and surreal rodents, signed at lower left by California-German artist Gabrielle Brill, and dated 1965. I researched the artist and found online information from her family, saying she had her 100th birthday in March 2013, and that she stopped making art about two years before that. Brill was born in Berlin, Germany and studied art in Germany, Austria and the US. Of Jewish descent, she fled Germany in 1933 and arrived in the US in 1939 as a refugee. Her second husband, Klaus Brill, was an artist as well. Brill was a prolific drawer, printmaker, and sculptor. Recently she moved to a "board and care" home near her son in Menlo Park, California. Before that, she lived for 64 years in the Laurel Canyon area of the Hollywood Hills. An online entry described her print works, of which there seem to be many, as dealing with "embryonic" subjects, as in the early development of life forms. The drawing is in good condition though there is some dirt on the INSIDE of the glass that is visible in the images, appearing as a dirty spot at left, casting a shadow on the art. The framing is probably from the 1960's and original. See prints by the artist offered online for a comparison of her imagery.
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