Harbart, Gertrude(American 1898-1999)
Gertrude Harbart was extremely influential in introducing modern art to the Midwestern town of Michigan City, IN. She studied under Hans Hofmann in New York City, and in 1949 she presented a highly controversial showing of the Modern Artists Guild at Barker Hall. Harbart lived spent many of her summers in Long Beach, Indiana, off the shoreline of Lake Michigan which has served as inspiration for many of her works.

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