Illustrated Man
Illustrated Man

Ray Bradbury. 2013. Oil on Panel. One of the founders of the modern science fiction genre. His stories typically involved a certain strangeness which you could imagine taking place in the present or near future. Tried to fit his boyhood home of Waukegan into his stories.

 

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Dear Old Hem
Dear Old Hem

Ernest Hemingway. 2011. Oil on Panel. Changed Literature from Romantic to Modern by making his sentences direct and sparse. Initially just wanted to be a poet, but was pushed into representing the masculinity of America. Got stuck in false image of bravado.

 

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Pink Shadows
Pink Shadows

Sandra Jorgensen.  Enamel on Board. 2014. Artist, Professor, Mentor at Elmhurst College. Was part of Imagist movement in Chicago. Went by Sandy to friends. I got a great education about Chicago from this lady.

 

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Crown of Thorns
Crown of Thorns

David Hernandez. 2014. Oil on Board. Poet Laureate of Chicago. Overall decent guy. 1st published Hispanic poet in Chicago.  "I know the streets like the back of a passenger's head on the subway train."

 

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The Irish...
The Irish...

James T. Farrell. 2010. Oil on Panel. Study. Chicago, born and bred. Did not sugar coat his negative view of the South Side Irish - especially in Studs Lonigan. 

 

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Poetry
Poetry

Harriet Monroe. 2013. Oil on Panel. Founded ground-breaking "Poetry" magazine; which is still in existence. Published 1st works of Sandburg and Hemingway.

 

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Aloneness
Aloneness

Gwendolyn Brooks. 2013. Oil on Panel. 1st female and 1st African American Poet Laureate of Illinois. Lived most of her life in Chicago.

 

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Make No Little Plans
Make No Little Plans

Marcos Raya. 2013. Oil on Board. If you've seen those large murals on viaducts around Pilsen; well in the 60's, Raya got that all started. His small works are equally dynamic. 

 

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Painted Lady
Painted Lady

Ruth Van Sickle Ford. 2016. Oil on Panel. American painter, art teacher, and owner of the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Many of her students became well known commercial and fine artists.

Illustrated Man
Dear Old Hem
Pink Shadows
Crown of Thorns
The Irish...
Poetry
Aloneness
Make No Little Plans
Painted Lady
Illustrated Man

Ray Bradbury. 2013. Oil on Panel. One of the founders of the modern science fiction genre. His stories typically involved a certain strangeness which you could imagine taking place in the present or near future. Tried to fit his boyhood home of Waukegan into his stories.

 

~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

Dear Old Hem

Ernest Hemingway. 2011. Oil on Panel. Changed Literature from Romantic to Modern by making his sentences direct and sparse. Initially just wanted to be a poet, but was pushed into representing the masculinity of America. Got stuck in false image of bravado.

 

~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

 

Pink Shadows

Sandra Jorgensen.  Enamel on Board. 2014. Artist, Professor, Mentor at Elmhurst College. Was part of Imagist movement in Chicago. Went by Sandy to friends. I got a great education about Chicago from this lady.

 

~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

 

Crown of Thorns

David Hernandez. 2014. Oil on Board. Poet Laureate of Chicago. Overall decent guy. 1st published Hispanic poet in Chicago.  "I know the streets like the back of a passenger's head on the subway train."

 

~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

The Irish...

James T. Farrell. 2010. Oil on Panel. Study. Chicago, born and bred. Did not sugar coat his negative view of the South Side Irish - especially in Studs Lonigan. 

 

~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

Poetry

Harriet Monroe. 2013. Oil on Panel. Founded ground-breaking "Poetry" magazine; which is still in existence. Published 1st works of Sandburg and Hemingway.

 

~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

Aloneness

Gwendolyn Brooks. 2013. Oil on Panel. 1st female and 1st African American Poet Laureate of Illinois. Lived most of her life in Chicago.

 

~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

Make No Little Plans

Marcos Raya. 2013. Oil on Board. If you've seen those large murals on viaducts around Pilsen; well in the 60's, Raya got that all started. His small works are equally dynamic. 

 

~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

Painted Lady

Ruth Van Sickle Ford. 2016. Oil on Panel. American painter, art teacher, and owner of the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Many of her students became well known commercial and fine artists.

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