Egon Weiner

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September 15, 2014 - Egon Weiner

We revisit our story about a Chicago artist that continues to make an impression on the city more than 25 years after he died. You may not know his name but you’ve likely seen his public art. Egon Weiner was also a teacher, and his prominent students continue his legacy. 

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Wallace Kirkland

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September 2, 2014 - Wallace Kirkland

The photographer Wallace Kirkland was a late bloomer who started his career as a social worker at the Hull House settlement in Chicago. He took a winding path in an artistic career that led him from Jamaica to India and around the world – all the while photographing Chicago people and places. 

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Ed Paschke Art Center Opens

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July 29, 2014 - Ed Paschke Art Center Opens

It was his 75th birthday. Hundreds attended a VIP event featuring music, belly dancers, and speakers honoring his life’s work, and the public opening of the Ed Paschke Art Center in Jefferson Park drew thousands from the neighborhood. Ed Paschke was celebrated in style. We revisit our story about the opening of the northwest side art center.

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Tiffany Art at Driehaus Museum

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June 16, 2014 - Tiffany Art at Driehaus Museum

We revisit a story of treasures created by American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany in an amazing setting – the restored Gilded Age mansion that houses the Driehaus Museum.

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The Art of Edward Gorey

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February 25, 2014 - The Art of Edward Gorey

Who knew that the king of gothic cartoons came from Chicago? We visit an in-depth exhibit of Edward Gorey -- who influenced everyone from Maurice Sendak to Tim Burton -- at the Loyola University Museum of Art. View a slideshow of artwork.

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Block Museum Reopens with Blockbuster Artists

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January 21, 2014 - Block Museum Reopens with Blockbuster Art

We find out what’s happening at the newly reopened Block Museum on the campus of Northwestern University, including a show of photographs by master photographer Edward Steichen and Polaroids by Andy Warhol. Watch a web extra video.

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Portrait Artist Greta Kempton

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May 21, 2013 - Portrait Artist Greta Kempton

We meet an elusive portrait artist who painted Hollywood stars and a U.S. President, and find out how a giant collection of her artwork ended up in a suburb of Chicago.

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Abstract Painter Morris Barazani

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September 20, 2012 - Abstract Painter Morris Barazani

We meet a Chicago artist who has been painting since the 1940s and is just now getting his due.

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Artist Tom Gianni

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Artist Tom Gianni

Courtroom sketch artist Tom Gianni branches out into painting a three-panel fantasy mural for a suburban library. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.

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Egon Weiner

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August 5, 2014 - Egon Weiner

A Chicago artist continues to make an impression on the city more than 25 years after he died. You may not know his name but you’ve likely seen his public art. Egon Weiner was also a teacher, and his prominent students continue his legacy. 

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Ed Paschke Art Center Opens

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July 8, 2014 - Ed Paschke Art Center Opens

It was his 75th birthday. Hundreds attended a VIP event featuring music, belly dancers, and speakers honoring his life’s work, and the public opening of the Ed Paschke Art Center in Jefferson Park drew thousands from the neighborhood. Ed Paschke was celebrated in style. The only thing was, he wasn’t there. Paschke died suddenly about a decade earlier. 

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Artist John Singer Sargent

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March 25, 2014 - Artist John Singer Sargent

We preview the surprisingly varied work of American artist John Singer Sargent through The Art Institute of Chicago’s permanent collection. Known as the great American portrait artist, Sargent was a prodigy whose many talents extended beyond his reputation. View a slideshow of Sargent's artwork.

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"My Florence: Photographs by Art Shay"

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February 11, 2014 - "My Florence: Photographs by Art Shay"

The dean of Chicago photojournalists, Art Shay, shares pictures of his beloved wife Florence, who died in 2012 after 67 years of marriage. We get a preview of the exhibit, My Florence: Photographs by Art Shay. Read an interview with Ann Nathan, a gallery owner who currently represents Shay.

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A Bloody Good Painting

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Mark your calendars for October 17 to witness a painting that is as gruesome as it is great.

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Fieldhouse Murals

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February 12, 2013 - Fieldhouse Murals

We see some of the amazing murals scattered about the Chicago Park District's fieldhouses.

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Photographer Lee Balterman

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Photographer Lee Balterman

He photographed the city and its people. We remember Lee Balterman, who took remarkable Chicago pictures for more than half a century.

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Artist Matt Lamb

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Artist Matt Lamb

A one-time funeral director talks about his greatest undertaking -- giving life to paintings of a spiritual world.

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