Chicago Artist’s Caricatures a New Yorker Staple


For more than 25 years, a Chicago artist has made thousands of ink drawings and caricatures for The New Yorker magazine. Tom Bachtell has also created distinctive artwork for the Chicago Tribune, Poetry magazine and our sister station 98.7 WFMT.

A rare gallery show of his work just opened at AdventureLand Gallery. We spoke with the artist on the eve of the opening.

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  • Abraham Lincoln by Tom Bachtell (Courtesy of the artist)

    Abraham Lincoln by Tom Bachtell (Courtesy of the artist)

  • Lou Reed by Tom Bachtell (Courtesy of the artist)

    Lou Reed by Tom Bachtell (Courtesy of the artist)

  • Barack Obama and the Constitution by Tom Bachtell (Courtesy of the artist)

    Barack Obama and the Constitution by Tom Bachtell (Courtesy of the artist)

  • Rahm Emanuel by Tom Bachtell (Courtesy of the artist)

    Rahm Emanuel by Tom Bachtell (Courtesy of the artist)

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Tom Bachtell (Courtesy of the artist)

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Tom Bachtell (Courtesy of the artist)

  • Donald Trump by Tom Bachtell (Courtesy of the artist)

    Donald Trump by Tom Bachtell (Courtesy of the artist)

  • Hillary Clinton by Tom Bachtell (Courtesy of the artist)

    Hillary Clinton by Tom Bachtell (Courtesy of the artist)

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Tom Bachtell’s work will be at AdventureLand Gallery through Dec. 29.


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