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  • THE LIVING HISTORY OF CHICAGO’S BLACK RENAISSANCE

    January 22nd, 2015 · 2:00 pm  →  20th Century art American history Art History Blog Chicago

    The Harlem Renaissance in New York, NY, has loomed large as one of the most important eras and movements of African American contributions to art, music, and literature. The movement launched luminaries such as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Jacob Lawrence, Billie Holiday, and Louis Armstrong into the annals of American culture and history. However,Read the Rest…

    How artist Pauline Palmer became “Chicago’s Painter Lady”

    October 14th, 2011 · 1:46 pm  →  Appraisal Art History

    In the early 1900s, a female painter by the name of Pauline Palmer captivated the Chicago art community with her exquisitely executed canvases.  After attending art school at the Art Institute of Chicago and continuing her education in Paris, Palmer painted prolifically and exhibited her work all over Chicago and throughout the midwest. Palmer’s styleRead the Rest…