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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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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Danche Guitars

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Danche Guitars

A guitar player from Serbia makes beautiful music -- and beautiful guitars. We visit the workshop of a professional luthier who shares the secrets of his trade.

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Fieldhouse Murals

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Fieldhouse Murals

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

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Artist Joseph Cornell | Terra Foundation Artbeat Special

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Artist Joseph Cornell | Terra Foundation Artbeat Special

An artist who thinks "inside the box." Chicago Tonight sheds light on the shadow boxes created by Joseph Cornell on today's Artbeat.

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Artist Gertrude Abercrombie | Terra Foundation Artbeat Special

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Artist Gertrude Abercrombie | Terra Foundation Artbeat Special

On the Artbeat, enter the surreal world of Gertrude Abercrombie -- a visionary Chicago painter who impressed both art critics and some of the giants of jazz.

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Hull House Art | Terra Foundation Artbeat Special

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Hull House Art | Terra Foundation Artbeat Special

Jane Addams and her fellow reformers understood the social value of art and its ability to break down barriers and uplift people. On the Art Beat, find out how Jane Addams' Hull House was an incubator for early Chicago artists.

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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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Mary Poppins

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July 09, 2009 - Mary Poppins

The original music makers of Mary Poppins tell us how the movie was re-imagined for the Broadway stage.

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Artist Gertrude Abercrombie | Terra Foundation Artbeat Special

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Artist Gertrude Abercrombie | Terra Foundation Artbeat Special

Enter the surreal world of Gertrude Abercrombie—a visionary Chicago painter who impressed both art critics and some of the giants of jazz.

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Sculptor Alfonso Iannelli | Terra Foundation Artbeat Special

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He made sculptures with Frank Lloyd Wright, and for 50 years worked on Chicago area landmarks that still showcase his creativity. Find out about the long forgotten artist Alfonso Iannelli and his efforts to make art for everyone on today's Artbeat.

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Artist John Marin | Terra Foundation Artbeat Special

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Artist John Marin | Terra Foundation Artbeat Special

On the Artbeat, we look into the "hands-on" approach of American artist John Marin, and find out how painter Georgia O'Keefe was instrumental in getting his masterworks to Chicago.

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Ivan Albright | Terra Foundation Artbeat Special

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Ivan Albright | Terra Foundation Artbeat Special

Famously frightening works of art. We take a closer look at The Art Institute's huge collection of paintings and drawings by provocative Chicago artist, Ivan Albright.

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