Rules for Radicals
Rules for Radicals

Saul Alinsky. 2012. Oil on Panel.This guy was an agitator in it's truest sense. If someone tells you to stop doing something, do MORE of it  Represented Chicago's spirit of agitation.

 

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Take It Easy But Take It
Take It Easy But Take It

Studs Terkel. 2014. Oil on Panel.Terkel would have hated being "labeled" as something - except a rebel. But he definitely was an activist. Terkel never met a petition he didn't like. He was blacklisted and took the career hits that came with it - but he WAS his own person; if you're not that, you're nothing. 

Said his biggest regret was that he did not a get a social work degree. 

 

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The Preservationist
The Preservationist

Richard Nickel. 2012. Oil on Panel.Nickel came of age in the 60's during a period when many of Chicago's older buildings where being razed by Mayor Daley. Most of these buildings were architecturally significant. Nickel dedicated his life to photographing these landmarks before they were gone. He was killed when the Board of Trade building collapsed around him. 

 

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Up and Addams
Up and Addams

Jane Addams. 2010. Oil on Panel. Influential in forming modern theory of social work. Formed Hull House which assisted immigrants in becoming functioning members of society. Nobel Peace Prize winner. Has an expressway and a School of Social Work named after her. 

 

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The 8 Hour Day
The 8 Hour Day

Albert Parsons. 2012.  Oil on Panel. Early in this century, unskilled laborers worked 12 hours M-F and 10 hours on Saturday. Parsons was a loud voice for worker's rights - including an 8 hour day. Wrongly tried and found guilty of causing the Haymarket riot; he was hanged in Chicago.

 

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Rules for Radicals
Take It Easy But Take It
The Preservationist
Up and Addams
The 8 Hour Day
Rules for Radicals

Saul Alinsky. 2012. Oil on Panel.This guy was an agitator in it's truest sense. If someone tells you to stop doing something, do MORE of it  Represented Chicago's spirit of agitation.

 

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Take It Easy But Take It

Studs Terkel. 2014. Oil on Panel.Terkel would have hated being "labeled" as something - except a rebel. But he definitely was an activist. Terkel never met a petition he didn't like. He was blacklisted and took the career hits that came with it - but he WAS his own person; if you're not that, you're nothing. 

Said his biggest regret was that he did not a get a social work degree. 

 

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The Preservationist

Richard Nickel. 2012. Oil on Panel.Nickel came of age in the 60's during a period when many of Chicago's older buildings where being razed by Mayor Daley. Most of these buildings were architecturally significant. Nickel dedicated his life to photographing these landmarks before they were gone. He was killed when the Board of Trade building collapsed around him. 

 

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Up and Addams

Jane Addams. 2010. Oil on Panel. Influential in forming modern theory of social work. Formed Hull House which assisted immigrants in becoming functioning members of society. Nobel Peace Prize winner. Has an expressway and a School of Social Work named after her. 

 

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The 8 Hour Day

Albert Parsons. 2012.  Oil on Panel. Early in this century, unskilled laborers worked 12 hours M-F and 10 hours on Saturday. Parsons was a loud voice for worker's rights - including an 8 hour day. Wrongly tried and found guilty of causing the Haymarket riot; he was hanged in Chicago.

 

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