Kathleen Gemberling Adkison

(American, born 1917, died 2010)

Late Northwest artist Kathleen Gemberling Adkison created expressive abstract paintings. An avid hiker, her dynamic compositions were influenced by the natural landscape. A student of celebrated Washington artists Mark Tobey and Morris Graves, Adkison's work was the subject of exhibitions and museum surveys throughout her career. She was one of only eight women included in the exhibition "Northwest Art Today" for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair.