Chicago Imagists Art

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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

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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 - About the Imagists from Elmhurst College, whose 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 8/17


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