Chicago Painter Earned His Reputation in Europe

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Robert Guinan

Paintings of Chicago by Robert Guinan, who died Saturday, are sought after in Europe and have been exhibited in Rome, Vienna and Paris.

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Peggy Lipschutz is passionate about painting. She is perhaps best known as a painter of social and political causes. A new exhibit at the Noyes Cultural Center showcases her decades-long career. Jay Shefsky takes a tour of the exhibit and talks with this prolific painter.

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Chicago-based painter Louis Grell was nearly forgotten until family members alerted Elmhurst's Theatre Historical Society about the over 300 commissions he did in movie palaces and hotels in the 1920s and 1930s. We revisit the story.

Muralists Who Painted the Town

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A Russian-born artist painted the town in the 1930s, but very little of his mural work is left. Where can you see these stunning panels? Geoffrey Baer answers this question and more in this week’s edition of Ask Geoffrey.

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Chicago-based painter Louis Grell was nearly forgotten until family members alerted Elmhurst's Theatre Historical Society about the over 300 commissions he did in movie palaces and hotels in the 1920s and 1930s.

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When Jay Shefsky first came up with the idea for this story he thought it was about a man with an unusual talent.  It turned out to be a remarkable story of love and art. See a photo gallery of Antonio's work. 

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When Juanita met Antonio at a nursing home, he was recovering from a gunshot wound that left him in a wheelchair. Sixteen years later, he's an accomplished painter and she is the love of his life. Jay Shefsky has this remarkable love story.

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Playful painter, serious warrior: meet Bunky Echo-Hawk.

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Untitled, mixed media on canvas, 1994, Artist Matt Lamb

Artist Matt Lamb died earlier this month. We revisit our profile of the one-time funeral director who talked about his greatest undertaking -- giving life to paintings of a spiritual world.

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Untitled, mixed media on canvas, 1994, Artist Matt Lamb

A one-time funeral director talks about his greatest undertaking -- giving life to paintings of a spiritual world.