Original oil painting on canvas by Hilda Rubin--aka Hilda Rubin Pierce--aka Hilda Pierce (American, born in Austria in 1922). This painting measures 22" by 28" and 28" by 34" in its original frame. Signed "Hilda Rubin" l.l. In excellent original condition. Hilda Rubin is an American artist of Austrian-Jewish descent. She studied art briefly in Austria with Oskar Kokoschka (her work "found favor with him") before having to leave the country for England in 1938--as Hitler took over the country--and eventually for the United States. She settled in Chicago where she married Mr. Rubin, studied at the AIC and became known as a "...young Chicago artist of great promise." (Hilda Rubin did return to Austria in the early sixties to resume sudies with Kokoschka). She and her husband were great travelers (Europe, Central and South America, but also North Africa, Ceylon, and India where the inspiration for the painting offered on our site originates). She exhibited at the AIC and taught art in the Chicago area for years. She is still living in San Diego, California. One of her articles was featured in American Artist, Jan. 1965 Issue. She is also the author of "Hilda: a True Story of Terror, Tears, and Triumph".