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Art and Courage, the Life and Work of Louise Gilbert
On view at the Rosenberg Library, Ocean Campus, Level 2, February 4 to April 28, 2005.
Reception for the Artist, Friday, May 6, 2-4:30

Louise Gilbert and Friend look at the exhibition.
Louise Gilbert and friend look at some of her artwork.
Art and Courage,
the Life and Work of Louise Gilbert

Louise Gilbert, a lifelong political activist and graphic artist, was born in 1913 in Portland, Oregon. She was raised in a climate of art and intellectual enquiry. Her grandfather was a judge; her aunt an artist, and her mother a librarian. Ms. Gilbert's political consciousness arose from her experience and observation of social injustice and poverty during the Great Depression. After graduating from Lincoln High School in Portland, she became a scholarship student at The Portland Museum School (now called Pacific Northwest College of Art). Ms. Gilbert became active in support of radical causes during her art school years. During the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's Ms. Gilbert continued to create art in service of the peace movement, environmental causes, women's movement, gay and lesbian rights, the farmworkers, unions... With a careering spanning 70 years, Ms. Gilbert continues to create art and donate her time and talent to political causes. Louise Gilbert is a continuing example to illustrate that an artist can live according to her principles and also support herself while making art.

--Excerpts from the Exhibition Statement
This show was organized by Jan Cook, an artist and friend of Louise Gilbert.

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Louise Gilbert and friends at her exhibition Artwork by Louise Gilbert Artwork by Louise Gilbert
Poster called Save Our Children Poster calling for a boycott of Coors beer. Poster discussing abortion.

Artwork by Louse Gilbert Artwork by Louise Gilbert Artwork by Louise Gilbert
Artwork by Louise Gilbert An example of Gilbert's woodblock Artwork by Louise Gilbert

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