Linda Friedman Schmidt "Pincushion"
Linda Friedman Schmidt "Pincushion" 2022
Textile Art, discarded clothing, teardrop pins, yarn, cushion
Dimensions 14.5in x 14.5in x 3in
Signed on recto and verso, includes a certificate of authenticity
Linda Friedman Schmidt is a self-taught, German-born American artist best known for the emotional narrative portraits she creates from discarded clothing. She was born in a displaced person camp and was the first-born to Holocaust survivors who discouraged her interest in art. Her thought-provoking portraits are fearless explorations of identity, personal history, and emotion, and have been exhibited in group shows at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, Allentown Art Museum in Pennsylvania, and Morris Museum in New Jersey, among others. Internationally, her work has been exhibited in the UK, Japan, Portugal, and Argentina. Friedman Schmidt’s work has also been selected for exhibition by prestigious curators Judy Chicago, Faith Ringgold, Anne Umland, and numerous others. Her art has been reviewed by Hyperallergic and featured in Textiel Plus, Living Artists, and Interlocutor Magazine, among others. She has been published in “The Art of Mothering: Our Lives in Colour and Shadow,” which will be released in the fall of 2022, “Fiberarts Design Book 7,” “Contemporary Hooked Art: Themes and Memories,” “Not Normal: Art in the Age of Trump,” and various other publications.” In 2022, Friedman Schmidt’s work was exhibited at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Gallery Aferro, and will be featured at the Koehnline Museum of Art and Cummings Art Gallery at Connecticut College in October.
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