Chicago River



Painting of the Chicago River with a bridge in the foreground and buildings in the background. Undated.

Hilda Rubin Pierce was born in Vienna, Austria in 1923, but left for England in 1938, when Hitler took over Austria. She later moved to Chicago and was described, in a 1958 Chicago Tribune article as a “young Chicago artist of great promise.” She exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and taught art. She later wrote a memoir entitled, Hilda: a True Story of Terror, Tears, and Triumph. Pierce's oral history has been recorded by the University of Santa Cruz Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive online. The Library owns another painting by Rubin, “Walled City.”

Located in the Community Engagement hallway on the First Floor.
Collection of Skokie Public Library. Gift of Edward and Cecile Fellin, 1973.


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Physical Dimensions

23 1/2 x 45 1/2 in.