Ivan Albright. “Portrait of Mary Block,” 1955-‘57. Gift of Mary and Leigh Block. (© The Art Institute of Chicago)

By all accounts, Ivan Albright was a lighthearted fellow – but in the mid-20th century, the Chicago artist painted some very dark pictures.

Ivan Albright, 1937 © The Art Institute of Chicago

We take a closer look at The Art Institute's huge collection of paintings and drawings by provocative Chicago artist, Ivan Albright.