Happy Birthday: Gertrude Greene

Gertrude Greene was an American abstract sculptor born on May 24th.

She was a founder of the American Abstract Artists organization that promoted the inclusion of abstract art in the collections of major institutions. She is also recognized as the first American artist to create relief artwork in an abstract style.

Her pieces don't look very groundbreaking to our contemporary eyes but to think she was one of the first in America to work in such a style is pretty incredible!