Time Keeper
Time Keeper

Albert Rifkind. 2014. Past owner of Wheaton Jewelers and expert watchmaker. Survived the concentration camps by fixing the guards' watches so he could get extra food for himself and his family. Imagine having those memories for the rest of your life.

 

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Street Sweeper
Street Sweeper

Chicago Pigeon. 2014. No one in the city works harder then the pigeon -- up at dawn, doing it's thing until night. The city would be filled with the crumbs that all the pigs throw on the sidewalk if it wasn't for this bird.

 

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Saint of the South Side
Saint of the South Side

Betty Howard. 2014.  Innocent victim of gang/ gun violence in Chicago. There is nothing nice about this. Keep killing our best people and see where we get. When Betty saw this title she said "now that's what I'm talking about". 

 

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The Dance Man
The Dance Man

William Slavin. 2014. Glen Ellyn resident, instructor at College of DuPage. Wrote a self-published book about the history of ballet in Glen Ellyn; just because.  And that's what I'm doing, producing these paintings ... just because.

 

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I've Seen Talent Thrown Away
I've Seen Talent Thrown Away

Mike Cosgrove. 2014.  Mike Cosgrove was a great hockey goalie, but he was also a troubled person. He became famous in his own mind before he became famous on the ice, and by that time it had all collapsed. He had unwavering confidence in whatever he was doing, I'll say that.

 

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Getting the Crumbs
Getting the Crumbs

The artist. 2015. Someone told me once that "all those guys always did self portraits."  It took me over 20 years, but this is the self portrait. What is really important about self portraits is that you can experiment and do what you want, because there isn't a client to please.

 

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Fashion Man
Fashion Man

Vincent Falk.  If you've lived in Chicago more then a few months you've seen Vince on the Michigan Ave. bridge doing his ... thing. For a town like Chicago that relishes in it's blue collar reputation, Vince is an enigma. But he is also the perfect Chicago Being, he found his niche, he puts in effort, doesn't bother anyone and Chicago said "Welcome."

Time Keeper
Street Sweeper
Saint of the South Side
The Dance Man
I've Seen Talent Thrown Away
Getting the Crumbs
Fashion Man
Time Keeper

Albert Rifkind. 2014. Past owner of Wheaton Jewelers and expert watchmaker. Survived the concentration camps by fixing the guards' watches so he could get extra food for himself and his family. Imagine having those memories for the rest of your life.

 

~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

Street Sweeper

Chicago Pigeon. 2014. No one in the city works harder then the pigeon -- up at dawn, doing it's thing until night. The city would be filled with the crumbs that all the pigs throw on the sidewalk if it wasn't for this bird.

 

~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

Saint of the South Side

Betty Howard. 2014.  Innocent victim of gang/ gun violence in Chicago. There is nothing nice about this. Keep killing our best people and see where we get. When Betty saw this title she said "now that's what I'm talking about". 

 

~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

The Dance Man

William Slavin. 2014. Glen Ellyn resident, instructor at College of DuPage. Wrote a self-published book about the history of ballet in Glen Ellyn; just because.  And that's what I'm doing, producing these paintings ... just because.

 

~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

I've Seen Talent Thrown Away

Mike Cosgrove. 2014.  Mike Cosgrove was a great hockey goalie, but he was also a troubled person. He became famous in his own mind before he became famous on the ice, and by that time it had all collapsed. He had unwavering confidence in whatever he was doing, I'll say that.

 

~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

Getting the Crumbs

The artist. 2015. Someone told me once that "all those guys always did self portraits."  It took me over 20 years, but this is the self portrait. What is really important about self portraits is that you can experiment and do what you want, because there isn't a client to please.

 

~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

Fashion Man

Vincent Falk.  If you've lived in Chicago more then a few months you've seen Vince on the Michigan Ave. bridge doing his ... thing. For a town like Chicago that relishes in it's blue collar reputation, Vince is an enigma. But he is also the perfect Chicago Being, he found his niche, he puts in effort, doesn't bother anyone and Chicago said "Welcome."

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