18 January 2019
Sister Gertrude Morgan (1900-1980)
New Jerusalem: Get Your Business Fixed
signed Sister Gertrude Morgan Erlasting Gospel Teacher [sic] upper right edge
acrylic, graphite and ink on thin card
14 x 22 in.
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New York, American Folk Art Museum, and New Orleans, New Orleans Museum of Art, Tools of Her Ministry: The Art of Sister Gertrude Morgan, 25 February - 26 September 2004 (New York), 14 November 2004 - 16 January 2005 (New Orleans).
A missionary, musician, poet and artist, Sister Gertrude Morgan created colorful didactic paintings of biblical imagery to be displayed in and around her Everlasting Gospel Mission in New Orleans. Here, she depicts herself as the Bride of Christ in front of New Jerusalem, which is rendered as an apartment complex surrounded by swirls of angels.
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