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  • “MR. CHICAGO,” THE LIFE AND WORKS OF ED PASCHKE

    July 31st, 2014 · 4:04 pm  →  20th Century art Art History Artist Spotlight Blog Modern Art Painting

    Ten years after his death, we honor Ed Paschke for his work and outstanding contribution to the city of Chicago. Life Ed Paschke was born in 1939 on the Northwest side of Chicago. His early introduction to art came from the films of Walt Disney and caricatures that his father would draw on the sidelines ofRead the Rest…

    CELEBRATING MIR APPRAISAL’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY: NORMAN ROCKWELL’S BOY ASTRONAUT COMES TO LIFE

    In honor of MIR Appraisal’s 20th year in business, each month we will revisit a favorite case from our archives. This month’s article, which involves a Norman Rockwell drawing, a boy astronaut, and a Massachusetts state representative, exemplifies the power of research to truly bring art to life.  In 2012, MIR Appraisal Services received anRead the Rest…

    ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG: WORKING IN THE GAP BETWEEN ART AND LIFE

    July 10th, 2014 · 1:00 am  →  20th Century art Art History Artist Spotlight Blog

    Life Robert Rauschenberg was born in Port Arthur Texas in 1925, and he first began his academic career studying pharmacy at the University of Texas. However, after being drafted into the Navy in 1947 he soon realized his affinity for rendering images from life and creating artwork. This led him to pursue an education inRead the Rest…