Chicago Imagists Art

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3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980 is a 2018 exhibit at the Tang Museum which says: "The Imagist movement (a term coined by art historian Franz Schulze in 1972) was propelled by a core group of artists -- all graduates of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago -- that exhibited their work together as The Hairy Who between 1966 and 1968 at the Hyde Park Art Center on Chicago's South Side." Accessed 10/18

Chicago Imagists from Wikipedia, which says: "The Chicago Imagists are a group of representational artists associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago who exhibited at the Hyde Park Art Center in the late 1960s." Accessed 8/17

The Chicago Imagists from Accessed 8/17

Drawings of the Chicago Imagists is a 1987 exhibit at The Renaissance Society / University of Chicago, which says: "While drawing has been integral to the endeavors of this group of artists because of the immediacy and spontanaeity it allows, the drawings are rarely exhibited. Drawings of the Chicago Imagists will present a body of work that has been largely overlooked to date." Accessed 8/17

The Elmhurst College Chicago Imagist and Abstract Art Collection is housed in Elmhurst College's A.C. Buehler Library. Elmhurst Art Museum Curator and Director of Exhibitions, Suellen Rocca, says: "In 1966, six recent graduates of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago held a groundbreaking exhibit at the Hyde Park Art Center on Chicago's South Side. Calling themselves the Hairy Who, the group thumbed their noses at the art establishment, producing works that were outrageous, aggressive, humorous, and scatological." Accessed 10/18

The Figure and the Chicago Imagists: Selections from the Elmhurst College Art Collection is a 2018 exhibit at the Elmhurst Art Museum which says: "Outrageous, irreverent, humorous and inspired by popular culture, these works reflect highly original expressions of the human form."  Accessed 10/18

Roger Brown : Calif U.S.A. is a 2010 exhibit at the Hyde Park Art Center which says: "Roger Brown : Calif U.S.A. curated by Nicholas Lowe with assistance from the staff of the Roger Brown Study Collection showcases the rare artwork and collections of the famed Chicago Imagist, Roger Brown. The exhibition explores Brown's process of collecting and arranging hundreds of domestic objects in his La Conchita, California home and studio." Accessed 12/18


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