Linda Friedman Schmidt "Dreamed I Was a Nurse"
Linda Friedman Schmidt "Dreamed I Was a Nurse" 2020
Textile Art, Discarded clothing, tagging needles
Dimensions 34 x 24 in
Signed on front above pocket and back on an attached label, includes certificate of authenticity
Linda Friedman Schmidt is a self-taught artist known for her emotional narrative portraits created from discarded clothing. She was born stateless in a German displaced persons camp, the first child of Holocaust survivors who discouraged her interest in art. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a BA in foreign languages and became a New York City high school Spanish teacher at the age of 20. In artwork filtered through a postwar immigrant childhood, she fuses a traumatic personal history with present day social, cultural, political, and feminist issues. Her thought-provoking work has been selected for invitational and juried group shows of both contemporary fine art and textile art in the USA and abroad.
This artwork is currently featured in "Art4Equality x Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness" group exhibition at The Untitled Space.
Read more about her artwork and exhibitions on our website.