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Emily Rapport

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Nocturne, 2015 O Il Painting On Canvas 50 X 60" © Emily Rapport
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Summertime, 2015 Oil On Canvas 36 X48" © Emily Rapport
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End of the Line, 2005 Oil On Canvas 50 X 48 X 1.5 Inches © Emily Rapport
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Walgreens Parking Lot (three light sources), January 2014 Oil Paint On Canvas 26x30 © Emily Rapport
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Damen Sunset, 2013 Oil/Canvas 24 X 30" © © 2013 Emily Rapport
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Windy City Liquors
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Strategy, 2004 Oil/Canvas 30" X 40" © Emily Rapport
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Conversation, 2004 Oil/Canvas 30" X 40" © Emily Rapport
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Addison and Kedzie, 2010 Watercolor/Arches Paper 22 X 30" © © 2010 Emily Rapport
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Southern View from the Studio, 2013 Watercolor/Arches 16x20" © © 2013 Emily Rapport
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Snow, 2009 Watercolor And Guache On Arches Paper 16 X 20 Inches © 2009 Emily Rapport
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Construction Site, French School, 2015 Oil/Canvas 30 X 40" © Emily Rapport
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Construction Site, 2013 Oil On Canvas 30x40" © Emily Rapport
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Duo-Tone House, 2014 Oil/Canvas 30x40" © Emily Rapport
Ravenswood
Ravenswood, 2009 Watercolor 16" X 20" © 2009 Emily Rapport
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Addison Station, 2013 Oil On Canvas 30x40" © Emily Rapport
Belmont
Rush Hour Express, 2009 Watercolor 16" X 20" © 2009 Emily Rapport
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Foster Cleaners, 2011 Oil On Canvas 26" X 30" © 2011 Emily Rapport
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Combo Fast Food Joint, 2013 Oil/Canvas 30x40" © ©2013 Emily Rapport
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Majestic Laundry, created 2010 Watercolor And Guache On Arches Paper © 2010 Emily Rapport
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House with Red "X", 2014 Oil/Canvas 28x22" © Emily Rapport
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House with Green Trim, 2014 Oil/Canvas 28x32" © Emily Rapport
Wendys
Drive-Thru, 2009 Oil/Canvas 28" X 28" © 2009 Emily Rapport
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Rockwell Station, Sunset, 2010 Oil On Canvas 60 X 40 Inches © 2010 Emily Rapport
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Wrapped House, 2015 Oil Painting On Canvas 24 X 24" © Emily Rapport
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
New York, NY
Lives in
Chicago, IL
Works in
Oil Painting/Watercolor
Schools
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2004, BFA
The Cooper Union
Tags
Urban Landscapes, chicago, watercolor, oil painting, street scenes, cityscape, landscape, figurative
About Emily Rapport

Artist Statement

A figurative painter inspired by the urban landscape of Chicago, my work relates to American painters of the “Ashcan School” and between the wars (like George Bellows, Isobel Bishop, Charles Burchfield, Reginald Marsh). I paint vacant lots, neighborhood houses, fast food restaurants and other urban scenes. These subjects have a strong sense of locality but they also belong to a larger American landscape and culture.

In contrast to the multi-tasking, screen-oriented way we manage our day to day lives (but – maybe that’s just me), a painting invites the viewer to exist in a visceral, textured moment. It is linked to other paintings (past) and moments and experiences that may happen (future) but it’s also a self-contained thing (right now). Painting ordinary scenes is an active practice, an exploration of beauty and resonance in daily life.

Artist Bio

Emily Rapport grew up in Rochester, New York. She studied painting at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York (94-95), and received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2005). Emily’s work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Amsterdam. She lives and works in Chicago. Her Ravenswood studio is open by appointment.

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