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A home for surrealism : fantastic painting in midcentury Chicago

Author: Janine A MileafSusan F RossenRobert CozzolinoAdam JollesJoanna PawlikAll authors
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois : Distributed by the University of Chicago Press. Altona, Manitoba : Friesens Corporation. [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Chicago has for decades been one of the most prominent cities where European surrealism is avidly collected and displayed. However, there has yet to be a scholarly exhibition and catalogue that addresses the local manifestations of this international mode of art. This book focuses on a select group of painters whose work in the 1940s and 50's both transformed the domestic and domesticated the surrealist,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janine A Mileaf; Susan F Rossen; Robert Cozzolino; Adam Jolles; Joanna Pawlik; Marin Sarvé-Tarr; Arts Club of Chicago,
ISBN: 9781891925498 1891925490
OCLC Number: 1038008459
Language Note: Text in English.
Event notes: "A Home for Surrealism: Fantastic Painting in Midcentury Chicago" :
June 7-August 22, 2018,
The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Description: 135 pages : color illustrations, portraits, photographs ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction / Janine Mileaf --
Seeding the Ground: Chicago Encounters Surrealism / Robert Cozzolino --
Dream Homes / Janine Mileaf --
Of Marriage, Mothers, and Pets in the Art of Gertrude Abercrombie and Dorothea Tanning / Joanna Pawlik --
"Slight Ripples" in American Realism / Adam Jolles.
Responsibility: edited by Janine Mileaf and Susan F. Rossen ; contributions by Robert Cozzolino, Adam Jolles, Janine Mileaf, Joanna Pawlik, and Marin Sarvé-Tarr.


First comprehensive attempt to characterize the appearance of surrealism in Chicago.  Read more...


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