The Figure, Humor and the Chicago Imagists

Public Programs

  • Elmhurst College

December 16, 2018

Gladys Nilsson In Vertical Shade, 1984 Watercolor on paper, 59 x 40 inches Elmhurst College Art Collection 

The Figure, Humor and the Chicago Imagists is a full-day symposium that explores works by the Chicago Imagists and their relationship to the tradition of American figurative art with specific emphasis on the ways in which the Imagists used humor in their depictions of the figure. The symposium features presentations on the topic and the opportunity to view the extraordinary Elmhurst College Imagist Art Collection.