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Crop of Sargent. "Mrs. George Swinton (Elizabeth Ebsworth)," 1897
When this striking portrait by John Singer Sargent came to Chicago for the first time in November 1922, the Art Institute’s leaders had long been looking to acquire a full-length composition by the celebrated American painter. Its arrival...
Gideon by Charles White
This stunning lithograph by American artist Charles White was created after his return to the United States from Mexico, where he had worked with the printmaking collective Taller de Gráfica Popular. Settling in New York, White became...
Kenneth Heilbron_before treatment
Recently, a photograph by Kenneth Heilbron (American, 1903–1997), was brought to the photography conservation lab to be prepared for exhibition. Heilbron, a Chicago-based photographer who became the School of the Art Institute’s first...
While it’s fascinating to learn how an artist was influenced by the techniques and visions of fellow artists, it’s equally insightful to learn about the books and writers who helped shape an artist's worldview. In 2017, the Art Institute...