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G e r t r u d e  H e n d r i c k s  P a l m e r
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Early Years Late 1960's: As a teenager, her life size fashion sketches were featured in the windows of Carson Pirie Scott & Co. Chicago's Winnetka branch. After graduating from High School where she learned stone lithography under C. Levine, she moved to Eugene , Oregon where she found a fertile art community and was awarded the In Vivo Design Award for a collection of ethnic ski wear, the first fabricated in natural materials. After successfully designing a women's junior line that was released in the Seattle Market, the artist decided to refocus on stone lithography,and began studies at the University of Oregon. followed by a move to Southern Oregon University to study photo litho under Lyle Matouche (master printer for Karl Tobey) where she was awarded a scholarship and produced politcal and feminist works from 79 – 83, including Even Valentino Ate Apples, The Great American Playboy, A Not So Mad…

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Savannah Collector Acquires "Candlelight Diners".

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An art patron struck the jackpot this week when he acquired two unique paintings from the Palmer Collection.
Painted on location during dinner at the "Studio", a boutique restaurant on Hilton head Island whose superb menu is complimented by artists painting while they eat, "Candlelight Diners" features actual patrons enjoying an intimate meal and conversation at the bar. The reflections and candlelight presented a unique challenge, says Palmer, who worked quickly to capture the action in watercolor. See the second painting below.