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Dale Threlkeld is an artist who has exhibited his oil paintings in galleries in New York City as well as competitions throughout the United States.
A solo exhibition of his paintings was featured at the Krasl Art Center – May 18, 2008. His paintings were included in "The New Expressionists" at the Dubuque Museum of Art in 2002, and an invitational at the Mitchell Museum of Art, Mt. Vernon, Illinois in 2003. Paintings and drawings by the artist are represented in numerous collections including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Illinois State Museum, The Atlantic Richfield Collection, the State of Illinois Collections and The Mitchell Museum of Art. He participated in The Artist's Project, Art Chicago 2008 and Pool Art Fair, New York City in March 2010. The purchase of his work "Birth to Light" is now installed in the Hatheway Cultural Center Art Gallery at Lewis and Clark College. In 2016, a painting by Threlkeld was on the cover of ArtCover Magazine, Issue 1 as well as a feature in Issue 2 of the magazine.in Michigan April 11
End of Illusions, Traveling Art Exhibition,
Sordoni Art Museum, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 2015
End of Illusions, Traveling Art Exhibition,
Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, Buffalo, NY, 2014
Eye to Eye: Color and Form with Michael Dunbar,
The Schmidt Art Center, Belleville, IL, 2014
Birth to Light Exhibition,
Hatheway Cultural Center Art Gallery, Lewis and Clark College, 2012
Eye to Eye: Color and Form with Michael Dunbar,
Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, IN, 2012
The New Expressionists,
Dubuque Museum of Art Dubuque, IA 2002
One Person Painting Exhibition,
The Schmidt Art Center Belleville, IL 2002
Painting Exhibition, CedarHusrt Gallery
Mitchel Museum of Art Mt. Vernon, IL 2001
One Person Exhibition,
Contemporary Art Center Peoria, IL 1996
Metropolitan St. Louis Figure Exhibition,
Southern Illinois University 1984
Fine Artists Invitational Exhibition
Evanston Art Center Evanston, IL 1982
Evanston Art Center Evanston, IL 1980
New Talent Exhibition, Gimple and Weizenhofer
New York, NY 1978
Midstates Traveling Arts Exhibition
Evansville Museum of Art 1974
9th Annual Prints and Drawing Exhibition,
The Dulin Gallery of Art Knoxville TN 1976
Unique Works on Paper,
Van Straaten Gallery Chicago, IL 1975
6th Annual Prints and Drawings Exhibition,
The Arkansas Art Center 1976
8th Annual Mid-south Exhibition,
Brooks Memorial Gallery Memphis TN 1975
5th Annual Prints and Drawings Exhibition,
The Arkansas Art Center 1975
Roger Brown was an American artist and painter. Often associated with the Chicago Imagist groups, he was internationally known for his distinctive painting style and shrewd social commentaries on politics, religion, and art.
The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center is a 6,500-square-foot art museum located on the Belleville Campus of Southwestern Illinois College, which houses a collection of over 900 works of art and artifacts, the largest permanent collection of any two-year college in the state of Illinois. In addition to paintings, photography, and pre-Columbian artifacts, the outdoor sculptures and collection were mostly acquired through private donation and funds from the Illinois Art in Architecture program.
Idelle Lois Weber was an American artist most closely aligned with the Pop art and Photorealist movements.
Albert Henry Krehbiel, was the most decorated American painter ever at the French Academy, winning the Prix De Rome, four Gold Medals and five cash prizes. He was born in Denmark, Iowa and taught, lived and worked for many years in Chicago. His masterpiece is the programme of eleven decorative wall and two ceiling paintings / murals for the Supreme and Appellate Court Rooms in Springfield, Illinois (1907-1911). Although educated as a realist in Paris, which is reflected in his neoclassical mural works, he is most famously known as an American Impressionist. Later in his career, Krehbiel experimented in a more modernist manner.
Vincent Como is a Brooklyn-based visual artist. His work is rooted in Minimalism, Conceptual Art, and Color Field Painting with a specific focus toward Black. Como has referenced the influence of Ad Reinhardt and Kasimir Malevich, as well as movements such as the Italian Arte Povera movement from the 1960s.
Sharon Louden is an American artist known for her whimsical use of the line. Her paintings, drawings, animations, sculpture and installations are often centered on lines or linear abstractions and their implied or actual movement. Through her work she creates what she calls "anthropomorphic individuals." Although abstract and formal, she feels they have human-like aspects within their minimal state, made of simple line and gesture. In reference to her minimalist paintings, Louden has been called "the Robert Ryman of the 21st century."
Edward Dugmore was an abstract expressionist painter with close ties to both the San Francisco and New York art worlds in the post-war era following World War II. Since 1950 he had more than two dozen solo exhibitions of his paintings in galleries across the United States. His paintings have been seen in hundreds of group exhibitions over the years.
Michael Nakoneczny is an American artist. He lived in Chicago for over twenty years. He is currently teaching painting at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, Alaska. Michael has received numerous awards including a Rasmuson Foundation Grant, Illinois Art Council Fellowship and an Arts Midwest/NEA Regional Fellowship. He received a BFA from Cleveland State University and an MFA from the University of Cincinnati. Michael Nakoneczny is represented by Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Inc., Chicago, IL. and Grover Thurston Gallery in Seattle, WA.
Greg Constantine is a contemporary Canadian-American artist who currently lives and works in Berrien Springs, Michigan.
Indira Freitas Johnson is an artist and nonviolence educator.
Christina Ramberg (1946–1995) was an American painter associated with the Chicago Imagists, a group of representational artists—such as Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, Roger Brown, and Ed Paschke—who attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the late 1960s. The Imagists took their cues from Surrealism, Pop, and West Coast underground comic illustration, and were "enchanted with the abject status of sex in post-war America, particularly as writ on the female form." Ramberg is best known for her depictions of partial female bodies forced into submission by undergarments and imagined in odd, erotic predicaments.
Kevin Larmee is an American painter, best known for his association with the East Village art movement in New York City in the 1980s.
Blythe Bohnen is an artist known for her minimalistic graphite drawings and photographs that capture the essence of motion. The drawings and photographs are concerned with gestures and movements that are limited to certain angles, favoring reduction over complexity. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Asheville Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, and International Center of Photography.
Michiko Itatani is a Chicago-based artist who was born in Osaka, Japan. After she received her BFA (1974) and MFA (1976) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1974 and 1976 respectively, she returned to her alma mater in 1979 to teach in the Painting and Drawing department. Through her work, Itatani explores identity, continuation, and finding one's way in the modern world. Her work depicts nude figures in an expressionist style. Itatani has received the Illinois Arts Council Artist's Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work is collected in many museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Olympic Museum, Switzerland; Villa Haiss Museum, Germany; Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Canada; Museu D'art Contemporani (MACBA), Spain; and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea.
Robert Kipniss is an American painter and printmaker. His mature paintings, lithographs, mezzotints, and drypoints share stylistic characteristics and subject matter and typically depict trees seen close up or at varying distances in fields. Other works show one or more houses in a landscape or town setting. Some are interiors with a view toward a window or with a still life set close to one, frequently with a landscape beyond. No human figures are present, and all forms are reduced to essentials. The time is often dusk or nighttime. Kipniss' use of exceptionally subtle black and white tones or, less often, lightly toned hues creates an overall atmospheric effect. His works have been described as conveying solitude and inward experience. Kipniss often uses the subject matter of a painting in a lithograph or mezzotint, sometimes with variations. His paintings date from the early 1950s. His main body of prints are lithographs and mezzotints, the former dating from 1968 into 1990, the latter since 1990.
Corey Postiglione is an American artist, art critic and educator. He is a member of the American Abstract Artists in New York, and known for precise, often minimalist work that "both spans and explores the collective passage from modernism to postmodernism" in contemporary art practice and theory. New Art Examiner co-founder Jane Allen, writing in 1976, described him as "an important influence on the development of contemporary Chicago abstraction." In 2008, Chicago Tribuneart critic Alan G. Artner wrote "Postiglione has created a strong, consistent body of work that developed in cycles, now edging closer to representation, now moving further away, but remaining rigorous in approach to form as well as seductive in markmaking and color."
Sam Himmelfarb was a Latvian-born, American artist and commercial exhibit designer, known for his modernist-influenced paintings of everyday people and urban scenes. He also designed the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Samuel and Eleanor Himmelfarb Home and Studio in Winfield, Illinois, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Himmelfarb studied art at the Art Students League and National Academy of Design in New York and at the Wisconsin School of Fine and Applied Arts. He initially painted in a realist style influenced by the Ashcan School, which gave way to more modernist, increasingly abstract styles. His paintings appeared in exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), Terra Museum of American Art, Milwaukee Art Institute, and Arts Club of Chicago, and in circulating shows from the American Federation of Arts, among other venues. He received awards from the AIC, Wisconsin State Fair and Milwaukee Art Museum, and his work belongs to the collection of the latter, and those of the Illinois State Museum, Block Museum, and Arkansas Art Center, among others. Himmelfarb was married to the artist and educator, Eleanor Himmelfarb (1910-2009); their son, John Himmelfarb, and granddaughter, Serena, are also artists.
Eleanor Gorecki Himmelfarb was an American artist, teacher and conservationist known for semi-abstract paintings that reference the landscape and human figure, and for her work protecting woodlands in DuPage County, Illinois. She studied art history and design at the University of Chicago, natural history at the Morton Arboretum, and fine art at the Art Institute of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago. Critics characterize Himmelfarb as a modernist, who explored her subjects metaphorically through complex rhythmic compositions, stylized forms, and subtle coloration. Her work was featured in solo shows at the Evanston Art Center (retrospective), University Club of Chicago and Sioux City Art Center, and group exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Cultural Center, and Renaissance Society. Himmelfarb taught painting and design for four decades at several institutions, including over 30 years at the DuPage Art League. She was married to the painter, Sam Himmelfarb, and helped him design their house, the Samuel and Eleanor Himmelfarb Home and Studio in Winfield, Illinois, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Their son, John Himmelfarb, and granddaughter, Serena, are also artists. Himmelfarb died at age 98 in Winfield in 2009.
Joan Livingstone is an American contemporary artist, educator, curator, and author based in Chicago. She creates sculptural objects, installations, prints, and collages that reference the human body and bodily experience.
Harriet Shorr, was an American artist, writer, poet and professor. She was known for large-scale realistic still life paintings.