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The Elmhurst University Art Collection

Chicago Imagist & Abstract Art

In Vertical Shade, a painting by Gladys Nilsson, uses cool purple, blue and green watercolors to depict characters wearing dark, menacing masks.

In Vertical Shade, 1984

Watercolor on paper
59 1/2” x 39 3/4”

Gladys Nilsson
American, 1940

Illinois Arts Council Partners in Purchase Program, 1984

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