// GERTRUDE HAMILTON //
Gertrude Hamilton was born and educated in Belgium, received graphic arts training in Paris, and later studied at the Art Students League in New York, where she discovered the art of botanical and natural history illustration. Gertrude balances a historically infused style influenced by works of Dutch and Italian masters with a modern sensibility, combining rendering in watercolor and pencil with expressionistic stains of color. She paints her subjects with distinctive personalities as well as scientific accuracy, so that her works are more like natural history portraits than simple studies. She has had four solo shows in New York City and group shows worldwide. Her work is in the Shirley Sherwood Collection and the Sloan Kettering and Lady Bamford collections. She is a member of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society.
Solo Shows: October 1996, Ursus - November 1998, Ursus - December 2001, Ursus - October 2006, Ursus.
Group Shows: May 1998, Karski Atelier - October 2004, Ursus - October 2005, The Chinese Porcelain Company - September 2006, Susan Frei Nathan - September 2006, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens - August 2007, Ursus - September 2008, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens - October 2010, Shirley Sherwood - August 2011, Cultural Center in Southampton - October 2012, The Chinese Porcelain company.