Throwback Thursdays


Phyllis Bramson is an American painter whose artwork has been exhibited internationally, including In a Pictorial Framework at the New Museum in 1979, Phyllis Bramson, 1973–1986 at the Renaissance Society in Chicago and Gallerie Farideh Cadot in Paris. Bramson was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1993. She currently teaches drawing and painting to MFA students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Arica Hilton: Paintings Of Earth & Its Universal Counterparts by Taylor Wade

With more than 25 years experience representing an international array of artists, Hilton | Asmus Contemporary is the partnership between veteran gallerist, artist and poet, Arica Hilton and German-born Sven Asmus. Located in Chicago's River North Art District, the gallery specializes in modern and contemporary paintings, works on paper, fiber art, glass, sculpture and photography featuring Chicago-based emerging and established artists, as well as internationally known artists from Northern Europe and the Mediterranean Region such as Turkey, Greece, Italy, and the Middle East.  

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Ann Nathan, Beloved River North Art Dealer by Taylor Wade

When you walk into Ann Nathan’s gallery you feel like you’re floating. The gallery sits about a half story above street level, and when you stand at one of the enormous picture windows looking out at those passing by, you are in another world. I imagine that is just as Nathan intended it. For more than 30 years in Chicago, Ann Nathan has run a gallery. She began in 1980 in a 200-square foot space she rented from the ceramicist Ruth Duckworth. “The space was tiny. We showed jewelry and ceramics, and we used every inch of space. The pedestals opened up and doubled as storage space,” Nathan recalls.

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