He was a friendly man who made frightening pictures. Chicago artist Ivan Albright held up a distorted mirror to the world, and his paintings reflected on life, death and the ravages of time. The Art Institute of Chicago had a long relationship with Albright during his lifetime. The trio of masterpieces on the museum walls represent a small portion of its collection of his work. On the Artbeat, Eddie Arruza takes a deeper look into the sometimes dark world of Ivan Albright.
Ivan Albright's works on paper are available to the public. You just need to make an appointment with the department of Prints and Drawings at The Art Institute.
Check out a photo gallery of Albright's work below. For more information, click the links below.