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Wall-Hanging.jpg
Wool wall hanging is composed of bright pinks and reds with pale orange, olive green, and yellow. Overall amorphous shapes with one large circle in the top center. Long fringe at the bottom. Hung from a carved walnut wood dowel. Donated to the…

Petrified-Journey-by-Sobeck.jpg
Abstract acrylic painting in gray and white in the upper portion in a wave effect. Red, orange, and blue wavy pattern in the lower left. Signed on the bottom right, “Tuna 1 May 1977.” Gift in memory of James O. Burke, Andy Frain, and John R. Sobeck.…

Chicago-River-by-Rubin.jpg
Painting of the Chicago River with a bridge in the foreground and buildings in the background. Undated.Hilda Rubin Pierce was born in Vienna, Austria in 1923, but left for England in 1938, when Hitler took over Austria. She later moved to Chicago and…

Search-by-Brian-Monaghan.jpg
Arched, abstract, three-legged sculpture with curved, angled, pointed top. Bronze with green patina on a custom marble base. On original plaque:Brian MonaghanSearchBronzePurchased in honor ofMary RadmacherChief Librarian 1956 – 1985byThe Kihara…

Semi-Nude-with-Flower-Max.jpg
Hand-embellished print of a large orange and yellow flower on the top left with a semi-nude figure at the center. Signed top right, "Max"."Zooples" is the name Peter Max has given to the little squiggles he often includes in his work. This print was…

View-from-McCormick-by-Gall.jpg
Abstract wall sculpture made from welded bronze, copper, and steel gasket forms.On original plaque: Ted GallView from McCormickGift ofFederal-Mogul Corporation2010 The sculpture was created during the 1970s and was located in the Fel-Pro building on…

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…

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…

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…
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