Saturday, November 24, 2012

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs (1875 - 1930) might be called the most famous artist member of the Palette & Chisel since he is credited with creating the first newspaper comic strip in America, "A. Piker Clerk", a reality-based narrative, begun in 1904, that predicted and reported winners at the race track. It was subsequently recreated by a San Francisco artist as "A. Mutt" and then eventually as the classic "Mutt and Jeff"

Coinciding with the golden years of the Palette and Chisel, he was centered in Chicago between 1900 and 1916.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Plein Air Painters of Chicago : 2012

Kathy Hirsch

Time for PAPC show again -- and as always, the great thrill is the discovery of good artists we've never seen before.

Kathy Hirsch

RM Walter

RM Walter

Alison Rae Nichols

Barbara Herring

And there's the reliable veterans, who seem no less excited about painting the world than they did hundreds, if not thousands, paintings ago.

Don Yang

Errol Jacobson

Pamela Valvano Gibson

Lee Radtke

Leslie Outten

Stephanie Weidner

Tim Leeming

It's good to see Tim getting away from the dingy urban alleys that he loves, and get out into the fresh, clean, big sky country.