Walled City



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

Hilda Rubin Pierce was born in Vienna, Austria in 1923, but left for England in 1938, when Hitler took over Vienna. 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 USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive online.

The Library owns another painting by Rubin, “Chicago River.”

This item is currently not on display.


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Physical Dimensions

26 x 38 1/2 in.