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Jessie Drew-Bear Exhibit at Woodmere


Celebrate the wild whimsy of modernist painter Jessie Drew-Bear at the Woodmere Art Museum. A London native who moved to Philadelphia in 1906, Drew-Bear (1879-1962) discovered her gift late in life, when her daughter gave her a paint set for Christmas. A largely self-taught artist, Drew-Bear expressed a frankness of vision and an unrestrained approach to diverse subjects, from personal narratives to cityscapes and fairytales.

Jessie Drew-Bear's Opera Star Rosina Galli, 1949-53, oil on canvas. Promised gift of the Drew-Bear family to Woodmere Art Museum.

?Jessie Drew-Bear: Stories and Dreams? brings together the largest body of work by the artist ever exhibited. The exhibition opens on March 22, with an open house on April 26. The Woodmere Art Museum will also hold special programming directly related to Drew-Bear.

?Jessie Drew-Bear: Stories and Dreams? establishes Drew-Bear as a singular voice within the artistic legacy of Philadelphia. For more information, click here.