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  • Collection: Mining the Store: American Prints from the Permanent Collection

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After graduating with an art degree in 1927 from Rockford College (today Rockford University, located just west of Chicago), Doris Lee went on to further her training at the Kansas City Art Institute and then the California School of Fine Arts, in…

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Although perhaps best known for his sculpture, Leonard Baskin was also widely appreciated for his woodcuts, lithographs, and etchings. No matter the medium, though, throughout his career he remained steadfastly attached to figurative art, a…

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Peter Milton didn’t develop an interest in art until he started classes at Yale University in 1950. After graduating with a B. F. A., he concentrated on forging a career in painting, supporting himself through a variety of day jobs, including the…

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One week after graduating in 1926 with a degree in fine arts from Columbia University, Lynn Ward married May McNeer, a journalism student at Columbia (and the later the author of many of the books her husband would go on to illustrate). On the same…

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When he received his first one-man exhibition, in New York City at the Wakefield Gallery in 1943, Theodoros Stamos was just 20 years of age, but already his internalized biomorphic tendencies placed him well within the orbit of nascent Abstract…

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Faced with the grim prospect of attending military school at the height of the Russo-Japanese War, Yasuo Kuniyoshi persuaded his parents to allow him to instead pursue a career as an artist in the United States. After three years at the Los Angeles…

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After earning a B. F. A. from the University of Illinois, Andrew Rush elected to pursue his master’s degree at the University of Iowa, where he served as a graduate teaching assistant with the legendary printmaker Mauricio Lasansky. He received his…

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The eccentricity that has marked Dennis Corrigan’s work throughout his career can be traced to his childhood in Lakewood, New Jersey, when he and his schoolmates would stage drawing contests during class to see who could make the others laugh first.…

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Chicago native Aaron Bohrod attended the Art Institute of Chicago for several years before moving to New York to study at the Art Students League. One of his teachers at the league was John Sloan, whose gritty realism had a lifelong influence on his…

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Although he trained as a fine artist, studying first at the Cleveland School of Art and then at the Art Students League, Ellison Hoover was best known by the American public for his commercial work. From about 1915 until well into the 1920s, he…
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