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A Machine for Producing Monsters

After World War II, the Monster Roster— a group of predominantly SAIC artists led by Leon Golub—established a deeply existential and fiercely independent Chicago style that had a lasting impact on American art.

The Community Artist and Educator

Margaret Taylor Burroughs (BA 1942, MA 1948, HON 1987) was an artist, activist, educator, poet, and much more.

The Master of Macabre

Edward Gorey was one of the most remarkable illustrators of the 20th century.

The Artist’s Art Historian

Kathleen Blackshear was an influential artist and teacher who inspired generations of SAIC students.