About this artwork
Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Ivan Albright studied at the School of the Art Institute. Making precise medical drawings while serving with an Army medical unit during World War I, he developed a meticulous realism that was particularly effective when applied to themes of mortality and the fleeting nature of physical beauty, as in this lithograph and the related painting, also in the Art Institute’s collection.
Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Ivan Albright
- Into the World There Came a Soul Called Ida
- United States
- Made 1940
- Lithograph on cream wove paper
- 412 x 352 mm (image); 500 x 417 mm (sheet)
- Gift of Earle Ludgin
- © The Art Institute of Chicago.