Walled City



Abstract oil painting depicts houses and church with domes and boats in water in the foreground.

Hilda Rubin Pierce was born in Austria in 1922, but left for England in 1938, when Hitler took over. 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. She currently lives in San Diego, California. The Library owns another painting by Rubin, “Chicago River.”


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Physical Dimensions

26 x 38 1/2 in.