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Roger Brown's gifts to The School of the Art Institute of Chicago: A Generative Legacy
Roger Brown was recognized nationally and internationally for his significant contributions to the history of Chicago art and to Twentieth Century American art, through his distinctive, original artistic vision, and his works in many mediums. He was known for responding adroitly to the fabric of 20th Century life, through works that addressed a range of subjects and issues, including: natural, architectural, and urban landscapes, the dichotomy of nature and culture, disasters of all types, current and political events, social, religious, and popular culture, autobiographical, personal, and sexual issues, the art world in many guises, cosmology, mortality, history, mythology, transformation, transportation, and the weather.

Toward the end of his life Brown began transferring elements of his artistic and architectural path to SAIC, trusting that the School would use the gifts to perpetuate the creative process for successive generations of students and faculty. Brown's gifts and bequests to the School derive from his gratitude for the contributions of the School to his successful career. Brown's legacy has enriched the School's resources and offerings in immeasurable ways. Thank you Roger Brown.

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