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An SAIC alum and women’s rights activist created the first face of the iconic fictional homemaker.
William Edouard Scott (SAIC 1904–07) redefined the ways African Americans were portrayed in art.
Jonathan Green (BFA 1982) vividly depicts the culture and landscape of the Low Country through his narrative paintings.
SAIC alum and teacher John Vanderpoel significantly influenced O’Keeffe and the field of figure drawing.
The 150th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Lecturer talks about his career, exalts the Chicago Imagists, and sings some Led Zeppelin.
An acclaimed Chicago Imagist, Roger Brown (BFA 1968, MFA 1970) collected flea market objects and created paintings that served as social and cultural commentaries of the day.
In 1892 SAIC alum and faculty member Enella Benedict founded the Art School at the Hull House.
Internationally acclaimed sculptor, painter, and alum Jeff Koons (SAIC 1975–76, HON 2008) will discuss his work on the occasion of SAIC’s 150th Anniversary.
Award-winning cartoonist and author Chris Ware (SAIC 1991–93) will discuss his work with curator Hamza Walker.
One of the Chicago Imagists, Ed Paschke (BFA 1961, MFA 1970, HON 1990) was once described as "a formalist in wolf's clothing."
Archibald Motley, Jr. (1914–18, HON 1980) used his art to portray the vibrancy and vitality of African American culture.
Rashid Johnson (SAIC 2003–04) draws upon materials and visual sources to explore how cultural experiences shape African Americans.
SAIC alum Joe Zucker (DIP 1964, MFA 1966, HON 2013) offers advice to young artists, emphasizing the importance of an arts education that spans varying fields and genres.
A record number of SAIC alumni and faculty members took part in the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
Ray Yoshida (BFA 1953) was an alum, educator, and key influence on the Chicago Imagists.
Edward Gorey was one of the most remarkable illustrators of the 20th century.
Ivan Albright (SAIC 1919–23, HON 1977) combined extreme detail and garish color contrasts to develop a magic realism.
In the early 20th century, Grant Wood (SAIC 1913–16) was the visual spokesman for rural America.
Georgia O'Keeffe (SAIC 1905–06, HON 1967) pioneered modern art with her large-scale paintings of natural forms and flowers.