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Emily Rapport

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Duo-Tone House, 2014 Oil/canvas 30x40" © Emily Rapport
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Blue House, 2008 Oil/canvas 34" X 36" © 2008 Emily Rapport
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Construction Site, 2013 Oil on Canvas 30x40" © Emily Rapport
Wedressspec
Dry Cleaners, 2009 Oil/canvas 24" X 28" © Emily Rapport
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Windy City Liquors
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Addison Rooftops, 2011 OIL/CANVAS © 2011 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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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
Ravenswood
Ravenswood, 2009 Watercolor 16" X 20" © 2009 Emily Rapport
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Montrose Harbor, 2010 Watercolor and Guache on Arches Paper 30 X 22 Inches © 2010 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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The Modern Wing, 2013 Oil/canvas 46 1/4 X 45in © Emily Rapport
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Damen Sunset, 2013 Oil/canvas 24 X 30" © © 2013 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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Delilah's, Football Season, 2010 Oil/canvas 26x30" © Emily Rapport
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Strategy, 2004 Oil/canvas 30" X 40" © Emily Rapport
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Save a seat for The King, 2014 Watercolor/arches 16x20" © Emily Rapport
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The Pour, 2014 Brown Ink, Charcoal, Chalk 9x12" © Emily Rapport
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Blue Bar (after Édouard Manet's "A Bar at the Folies-Bergére"), 2014 Watercolor 16x20" © Emily Rapport
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Conversation, 2004 Oil/canvas 30" X 40" © Emily Rapport
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House with "S" Trellis, 2015 Oil/canvas 24x18" © 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
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Yellow House, 2014 Oil/canvas 32 X 28 X 1.5 Inches © Emily Rapport
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Combo Fast Food Joint, 2013 Oil/canvas 30x40" © ©2013 Emily Rapport
Wendys
Drive-Thru, 2009 Oil/canvas 28" X 28" © 2009 Emily Rapport
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Foster Cleaners, 2011 Oil on Canvas 26" X 30" © 2011 Emily Rapport
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Majestic Laundry, created 2010 Watercolor and Guache on Arches Paper © 2010 Emily Rapport
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End of the Line (#2) Watercolor and Guache on Arches Paper Original Watercolor: 16x20" © 2009 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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Rockwell Station, Sunset, 2010 Oil on Canvas 60 X 40 Inches © 2010 Emily Rapport
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Nocturne, 2015 Oil Painting on Canvas 50 X 60" © Emily Rapport
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Wrapped House, 2015 Oil Painting on Canvas 24 X 24" © Emily Rapport
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Construction Site, French School, 2015 Oil/canvas 30 X 40" © Emily Rapport
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Summertime, 2015 Oil on Canvas 36 X48" © Emily Rapport
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Summertime, 2015 Oil/canvas 36 X 48" © 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, realism, landscape, figurative
About Emily Rapport

Artist Statement

I depict scenes of daily life that reflect a distinctly American experience: El tracks, store windows, fast food drive-thrus, houses and people. Painting is an active mediation on the symbols and experiences that connect us.

My work is representational, but the "feel" of the thing is more important to me than trying to create an exacting drawing. My technique is to work quickly, I prefer wet-on-wet painting, and to try not to become too precious about anything. I enjoy working with the details of rust, wet streets, graffiti - broken down things have character. These cultural landmarks are proof of use and history. I am looking for something that tells a larger story and to imbue these mundane scenes with an element of the sublime.

Artist Bio

A perceptual painter based in Chicago, Emily Rapport is originally from upstate New York. She studied painting at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York from 1994 - 1995 and received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005.

Ms. Rapport has exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Amsterdam and her work is held in private collections accross the U.S. and Europe. She is a 2015 recipient of the IAP Grant for professional development awarded by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. She lives and works in Chicago.