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Christina Ramberg

Christina Ramberg is a significant figure in the history of Chicago painting. She first exhibited in the late 1960s with the Imagists and “Hairy Who.” Christina never identified herself with this group but shared their affinity for flat, unmodulated surfaces and stylized figuration. She is known for her iconic paintings of the anonymous female figure. Christina abandoned painting for quilt making in the early 1980s. She eventually returned to her original medium in which the figure assumes an abstract, diagrammatic form. Christina’s paintings and drawings have become part of the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.