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Artist Matt Lamb

Chicago artist Matt Lamb’s success story is like no other. Long before he ever picked up a paintbrush, Lamb ran a profitable chain of funeral homes and lived the high life. But he gave up the business, kicked his alcohol habit and tried something he’d never done before — painting. That was more than 30 […]

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Gertrude Abercrombie: ‘Midwestern Surrealist’

Gertrude Abercrombie (1909-1977) was a visionary Chicago painter who created surreal and imaginative paintings. Her highly personal style had a strong impact on the next wave of Chicago artists. In her lifetime, she counted artists and jazz giants as close friends and admirers. These days she’s best remembered by art collectors and historians. To see […]

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