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Trudy KraftTrudy Kraft is a widely recognized Philadelphia artist. Specializing in works on paper, she uses watercolor, gouache, and Japanese sumi ink in novel ways, playfully subverting the boundary between representation and abstraction.

After graduating from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Kraft attended the Arts Students League in New York City for three years. From 1980 to 1984, she studied and painted in Japan. In 1993, she was a Pew Fellowship in the Arts finalist. She is represented by the Gross McCleaf Gallery, where additional images of her work may be found and purchased.

Botanical Mythology #20307

Botanical Mythology #20307
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Kraft’s work can now be found in a number of collections related to medicine. These include AstraZeneca, Beth Israel Medical Center, GlaxoSmith Kline, Hackensack Medical Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Mayo Clinic, Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

A Jefferson footnote: Kraft’s grandfather, William Klingensmith, from Fort Smith, Arkansas, graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1913.

Keep up with her new works and contact information at Kraft's own website -

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