Field Trip  — The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from the Elmhurst College Art Collection

It was fun to view the work of these Chicago artists, and even see some color pencil work by Jim Nutt and Eleanor Spiess-Ferris, with fellow members.


We also were present for the talk by Suellen Rocca, one of the six members of the Hairy Who. She gave us first hand information
about this group of artists. Hairy Who forged the way with others
and later became known as the Chicago Imagists, a name given
to them by the art historian Frank Schulze. The Imagists were known
not by one particular style but by their commonly held beliefs. Their work featured recognizable imagery, primarily of the human figure, drawn and painted with references to pop culture, and a sense of humor.


These internationally known artists can also be seen concurrently at the Art Institute in the exhibition, Hairy Who? 1966–1969, until January 6.

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