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Farm-Laundry-by-Fisher.jpg
Painting of gray houses with colorful shirts and linens on a clothesline alongside a dirt path. Signed bottom right.Irene Fisher (1921-2004) studied art at Northwestern University, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the North Shore Art League. She…

Untitled-by-Earl-Gessert.jpg
Painting of houses and industrial buildings with telephone poles and a white picket fence. Overall colors of dark blue, purple, and green on a light background. Undated.Known as Milwaukee’s “Milkman Artist,” Earl Gessert (1918-1996) worked as a…

Conspirators-by-Goldfus.jpg
Oil painting of two abstract standing figures in orange on black background.Helen Goldfus’ (1916-2012) paintings and etchings were exhibited in the Chicago area in the 1960s. She studied at the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the…

Abstract-by-Kwok-Wai-Lau.jpg
Abstract oil painting with cubes, squares, and geometric shapes at the center of the image in colors of red, blue, black, and ochre. Different shades of yellow as background. Signed bottom right, "Lau."Originally from Hong Kong, Kwok Wai Lau studied…

Gideon-and-Auerbach.jpg
Long, narrow, vertical wall tapestry in browns, beige, and gray, depicting used artist's paintbrushes. In background top "Carte Postale.” This piece is number 8 of an edition of 16 tapestries woven in Belgium on Jacquard looms. Alan Magee began…

I-Touched-by-Milam.jpg
Surreal painting of a series of wood doors in an open, barren landscape with cracked and dry ground and a green sky with a moon. There is a figure on the right side in the distant background.This painting is located on the north wall in the Computer…

Yellow-Dome-by-Mintz.jpg
Abstract painting in green, magenta, gray, and ochre. Signed bottom right, "H. Mintz".Harry Mintz (1907-2002) was born in Poland and trained at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. He moved to Chicago in 1934 and taught at the Art Institute of Chicago…

Still-Life-by-Mitruk.jpg
Oil painting in blues and yellows of a still life with bottles and fruit. Signed on the top left.Stanley Mitruk (1922-2006) was born in Chicago and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Jane Addams Hull House with Julio De…

Carousel-by-Neiman.jpg
Painted in 1959, this early work of world-renowned artist LeRoy Neiman depicts horses in different positions on a carousel painted with broad brush strokes in many colors. It was donated to the Library in 1978 by a couple who visited and appreciated…

Harms-House-by-Paprocki-1.jpg
Oil painting depicts the house owned by Henry Harms, the founder of Skokie in 1854. The 1869 farmhouse, built of hand-made brick, is shown with a porch and tall trees covered with colorful autumn leaves. This painting was commissioned by the Skokie…
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