Sunday, October 26, 2008

Exhibit: Arnold Turtle

In my 20 years at the club,
I've never before seen an exhibit
of one of the historic members.

(so the odds are,
I'll never see one again)

Turtle died over 50 years ago,
but his work seems
just as exciting as ever.

(more can be read about him here )

especially in close-ups

several of the pieces,
like this one,
have been donated
to the P&C's permanent collection.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Henry George Brandt

Henry George Brandt,
born in Germany in 1862,
ended up in Chicago,
where at the age of 45,
he decided to study art
at the Art Institute.

As you see above,
he eventually had a good career
as a magazine illustrator
(and had an exhibit at the P&C)

but before that,
he continued the project begun
by some selected, fellow students
in the mural class
to decorate Lane Tech High School.

His theme was
the celebration of Native American life
(from a rather Romantic point of view)

Many of these murals are
currently on display
in a special exhibit
at the Chicago Cultural Center

rather charming,
don't you think ?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

P&C at the Union League Club

Walter Ufer

It's one of the few surviving Chicago clubs
that's older than the Palette and Chisel

so I guess it's only fair
that their collection of painting
is larger than ours
(by about 20:1)

Walter Ufer

But at least there's quite a few
of their over 700 artworks

that were done by P&C members
back in its early years.

(they've tended to ignore us
ever since)

Victor Higgins

Guided tours are being offered to the public
every Saturday in October

and this is an especially good year to go
since they have several pieces from the Bridges Collection
on display as well.

Wilson Irvine

Alfred Juergens

Carl Krafft

Albin Polasek

Walter Clute

Frank Dudley

J. Jeffrey Grant

Oskar Gross

Victor Higgins

Adam Albright

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Exhibit: Richard and Christine Osada Jones

Christine Osada Jones

Richard Jones

(recognize these guys from the front steps of
the Art Institute ?
Now all that's needed is a portrait of that
big obnoxious guy
who sells Streetwise)

Richard Jones

Richard Jones
(View of the Art Institute)

Christine Osada Jones

Richard Jones