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Zen-Bench.jpg
The Zen Bench is constructed of granite and redwood in the style of traditional Japanese carpentry and the joints are clearly visible in a celebration of structure. The redwood base is notched and fitted, and the top is solid granite — two-thirds…

Jeweled-Winter-Forest-Aubin.jpg
Abstract acrylic painting with white swirls and shapes of orange, blue, and yellow. Signed bottom right. UndatedBarbara Aubin (1928-2014) was born in Chicago and studied Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Until her…

Swans-by-Balter-1.jpg
Sculpture of a continuous curved piece of polished and burnished stainless steel with a double loop effect reminiscent of swimming swans. The piece was commissioned specifically for placement in the Water Court on the Library’s First Floor. Weighing…

Fusion-I-by-Morris-Barazani.jpg
Abstract oil painting in yellow and orange. Signed bottom right.Modernist abstract painter Morris Barazani (1924-2015) moved to Chicago in the 1950s to join the Chicago Bauhaus movement at the Institute of Design where he worked with Laszlo Maholy…

Bookmans-Bestiary-by-Barron.jpg
Signed facsimile print of a poem by Susan Barron in the form of an illuminated English alphabet. The poem interweaves animal names with parts of books, as in, Cats glare atGiraffes with their dust covered knees. Folios ofElephants and gatherings…

Untitled-by-Joanne-E-Baumann.jpg
Drawing of amorphous tall shapes with arched tops with spiked projections. Within the shapes are circular, squiggle, bullet, and star shapes.On original plaque: Joanne E. BaumannUntitledGift of Joanne E. Baumann This drawing is not currently on…

Solitude-Gerda-M-Bernstein.jpg
Painting of an amorphous head and body in ochre on the left edge on an off-white background. Signed bottom right "G. Bernstein".As a child, Gerda Meyer Bernstein was a member of the Kindertransport, sent from Germany to England in 1938. Much of her…

Canterbury-Tales-1.jpg
An authorized full-color, full-size facsimile of the Ellesmere Chaucer, a beautifully illustrated edition of Geoffrey Chaucer’s book, The Canterbury Tales.On original plaque: The Canterbury TalesbyGeoffrey ChaucerThe New Ellesmere Chaucer…

Kaddish-II-by-Colombik.jpg
Cast aluminum sculpture. Silver-colored and long, with a central pyramid and two irregular horizontal branches. Undated.Roger Colombik graduated from Niles North High School in 1979 and studied art at Southern Illinois University and was a student of…

Primitive-Woman-by-Corley.jpg
Cast steel and bronze sculpture of a woman with a shield and spear. On plaque: Presented ToThe Skokie LibraryBy Skokie Art GuildPrimitive WomanSculptor--E. Corley1967 The sculpture was given to the Skokie Public Library as a gift from the Skokie Art…
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