Lenin Del Sol
There's only a few artists who make painting at the Palette and Chisel a full-time job.
Lenin is one of them.
His work dominates this show - but he could easily fill the gallery several times over just with what he's painted this year.
With his interest in detail -- and setting his figures into appropriate settings - he's the kind of artist who accompanied expeditions of the Field Museum back when they were exploring remote areas of the world.
This one would work well as the cover
of a steamy paperback mystery novel
from the 1940's.
This one reminds me of "The Five Senses" by Hans Makart
The stark poignancy of this one reminds me of Mary Qian
who has also spent many hours painting on the third floor.
In a few years of drawing at the club, Nick has really become quite a Classicist
with precision in both figure and design
Like Lenin's, these pieces also look like book illustrations - but the books are from the 19th instead of 20th century, and their subjects are less sensational.
Like Louisa May Alcott.
Blessing has a wonderfully different sense of mise en scene.
This evening in Chicago reminds me so much of Joseph Tomanek's view of 18th and Laflin in the Vanderpoel Museum.
Tomanek (1889 - 1974) was an early member of the P&C