Grace Graupe-Pillard is a NYC-born painter, public artist, photographer and educator who also makes videos. She is represented by Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago, IL and has exhibited in many venues and group exhibitions including P.S. 1 in New York City, Bass Museum, Indianapolis Museum, The Maier Museum, The Aldrich Museum, The Drawing Center, The Hunterdon Museum, The Frist Center, CHEIM & READ, and The National Academy Museum. Her photos and videos have been presented at Lars von Trier’s Gesamt, Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, Scope Miami, Scope London, Art Chicago, Art Fem.TV, Cologne OFF, Found Footage & SHOAH, among others. More on the artist can be found at and
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Else Graupe, 1912–2007: A Mother’s Day Tribute

By Grace Graupe-Pillard
By Grace Graupe-Pillard

Sketching my mother as she lay in hospice, I drew the heavy lids framing the beautiful, once warily alert gray-green irises, the “yes” and “no” eyes, vividly etched into my memory, that my twin sister and I could bring to an outpouring of tears or a ray of pride . . .

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