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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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We revisit Jay Shefsky's profile of Norma Gatto, a suburban woman who has turned her house into a glass mosaic masterpiece. Watch web extra videos and view a slideshow of artwork.

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When Juanita met Antonio at a nursing home, he was recovering from a gunshot wound that left him in a wheelchair. Sixteen years later, he's an accomplished painter and she is the love of his life. Jay Shefsky has this remarkable love story.

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Arlene Marks stopped painting several years before she moved into assisted living. But when she arrived, she found new inspiration. We revisit Jay Shefsky's profile of a suburban artist rediscovering her art and painting charming portraits of her neighbors. Read an article and view a slideshow.

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We revisit the story of Chicago artist Jason Seiler who scored the biggest commission of his career: a painting of Pope Francis for the cover of TIME magazine’s Person of the Year issue. View a slideshow of Seiler's artwork.

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Lee Bey is one of Chicago's keenest observers of architecture and urban planning. This month, he is shutting down his WBEZ blog, "Beyond the Boat Tour" after four years. He is leaving to join the team at the University of Chicago's Arts Incubator in Washington Park. Bey joins us to discuss his new gig, the one he's leaving, and life in Chicago. Read an interview.

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Meet Jason Seiler, the Chicago artist who just scored the biggest commission of his career: a painting of Pope Francis for the cover of TIME magazine’s Person of the Year issue. View a slideshow of Seiler's artwork.

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Chicago artist Leo Segedin, 86, is still painting about his childhood on the west side, and dancing into old age. We revisit Jay Shefsky's profile. In the 1950's a group of 24 young artists started a cooperative gallery in Chicago called Exhibit A. Tomorrow, the Chicago Cultural Center opens an exhibit featuring work from seven of those artists, including Segedin and fellow Exhibit A artist, Morris Barizani. View a slideshow of some of Segedin's favorite pieces, handpicked by the artist himself.

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Arlene Marks stopped painting several years before she moved into assisted living. But when she arrived, she found new inspiration. Jay Shefsky has a profile of a suburban artist rediscovering her art and painting charming portraits of her neighbors. Read an article and view a slideshow.

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Playful painter, serious warrior: meet Bunky Echo-Hawk.

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Chicago lost a versatile and talented artist when Ralph Childs died last week at age 62. We spoke with Ralph on the Artbeat Chicago show back in January 2005. Mark Ruffin was our correspondent at the time, and he caught up with Ralph Childs at an art exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. Watch the web extra video from our archives.

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Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli were a husband and wife design team who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright and then struck out on their own. We revisit a conversation with Chicago cultural historian Tim Samuelson about this artistic power couple, and a show of their work at the Chicago Cultural Center. View a slideshow, read a book excerpt and watch a video.

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Chicago artist Leo Segedin, 86, is still painting about his childhood on the west side, and dancing into old age. We revisit Jay Shefsky's profile. View a slideshow of some of Segedin's favorite pieces, handpicked by the artist himself.

'The Cave Paintings of Lascaux'

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The famous Lascaux Caves of southern France -- or at least a life-sized replica of them --are now in Chicago. We revisit a preview of the exhibit at the Field Museum. Watch web extra videos and view a slideshow.

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Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli were a husband and wife design team who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright and then struck out on their own. Chicago cultural historian Tim Samuelson joins us to talk about this artistic power couple, and a new show of their work at the Chicago Cultural Center. View a slideshow, read a book excerpt and watch a video.

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Jay Shefsky introduces us to a suburban woman who has turned her house into a glass mosaic masterpiece.