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fuckyeahqueerhistory:

British transgender painter Peter Gluck.

From wikipedia:
In the 1920s and 30s Gluck became known for portraits and floral paintings; the latter were favoured by the interior decorator Syrie Maugham. She insisted on being known only as Gluck, “no prefix, suffix, or quotes”, and when an art society of which she was vice president identified her as “Miss Gluck” on its letterhead, she resigned. Gluck identified with no artistic school or movement and showed her work only in solo exhibitions, where her works were displayed in a special frame she invented and patented. This Gluck frame rose from the wall in three tiers; painted or papered to match the wall on which it hung, it made the artist’s paintings look like part of the architecture of the room.
There is also an extensive biography of Gluck at glbtq.com.

fuckyeahtrannies:

fuckyeahqueerhistory:

British transgender painter Peter Gluck.

From wikipedia:

In the 1920s and 30s Gluck became known for portraits and floral paintings; the latter were favoured by the interior decorator Syrie Maugham. She insisted on being known only as Gluck, “no prefix, suffix, or quotes”, and when an art society of which she was vice president identified her as “Miss Gluck” on its letterhead, she resigned. Gluck identified with no artistic school or movement and showed her work only in solo exhibitions, where her works were displayed in a special frame she invented and patented. This Gluck frame rose from the wall in three tiers; painted or papered to match the wall on which it hung, it made the artist’s paintings look like part of the architecture of the room.

There is also an extensive biography of Gluck at glbtq.com.

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thegang:

GB meets GB by Ginger Brooks Takahashi
She was married to a white woman Gladys Bentley, 1907–1960, 2010
 
“Looking for traces of queer histories in Harlem, I stumbled upon the  men’s bathhouse, tales of speakeasies such as the Clam House (where  gender-bending performers were the norm) and finally Gladys Bentley. She  immediately caught my eye—a black woman in a tux. The year was  1920-something. The Clam House was on 133rd Street between Lenox and  Seventh avenues. Gladys was writing and singing obscene versions of  popular songs there.”

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thegang:

GB meets GB by Ginger Brooks Takahashi

She was married to a white woman
Gladys Bentley, 1907–1960
, 2010

“Looking for traces of queer histories in Harlem, I stumbled upon the men’s bathhouse, tales of speakeasies such as the Clam House (where gender-bending performers were the norm) and finally Gladys Bentley. She immediately caught my eye—a black woman in a tux. The year was 1920-something. The Clam House was on 133rd Street between Lenox and Seventh avenues. Gladys was writing and singing obscene versions of popular songs there.”


Moving this to the top, as per request. :)

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