Chicago Painting, 1895 to 1945 : The Bridges Collection Kent Smith

ISBN: 9780252072222

Published: January 20th 2005

Hardcover

256 pages


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Chicago Painting, 1895 to 1945 : The Bridges Collection  by  Kent Smith

Chicago Painting, 1895 to 1945 : The Bridges Collection by Kent Smith
January 20th 2005 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 256 pages | ISBN: 9780252072222 | 3.76 Mb

As Chicago grew into the world-class city it is today, its civic leaders took exceptional care in their cultivation of the arts. The establishment of the Art Institute, the widespread support of wealthy patronage, and the activity of numerousMoreAs Chicago grew into the world-class city it is today, its civic leaders took exceptional care in their cultivation of the arts. The establishment of the Art Institute, the widespread support of wealthy patronage, and the activity of numerous organizations including the Chicago Architectural Club, the Urban League, and the Chicago Womens Club, combined to make Chicago home to many painters.

Since rising from the ashes in 1873, Chicago has supported generation after generation of inspired artists who painted land and cityscapes, and honored their patrons with portraits. The full length and breadth of their amazing work can at last be appreciated in the Powell and Barbara Bridges Collection.

Susan C. Larsen provides a profile of the collectors and introduces the Bridges Collection, featuring an impressive range of canvases by Charles Francis Browne, Alice Kellogg Tyler, Frank Peyraud, Alfred Juergens, and other notable painters. Formerly the private treasure of the Bridges, Chicago Painting makes all 78 paintings of their remarkable collection available, in full color, to art lovers the world over. Wendy Greenhouse offers a host of insights into the lives and work of the artists who



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