PORTRAITS REAL AND IMAGINARY BY GEORGE C. CLARK
The Chicago Cultural Center celebrates the work of a long-time local Vietnam Veteran and artist, George C. Clark, with a solo exhibition of several decades of portraitures in oil, acrylic, crayon, pencil, ink and watercolor.
The exhibition will be on display from December 16, 2016 to February 10, 2017 in the Renaissance Court Gallery at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602.
Gallery viewing hours are Mon – Fri from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm; Saturdays from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm; and Sunday the gallery is closed.
All are welcome to a FREE Artist’s Reception on Thursday, December 22, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.
Clark’s figure paintings, landscapes and graphics have been exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Rockford Art Museum, the Fort Wayne Art Museum, the National Museum of the United States Air Force (Dayton, Ohio), the National Veterans Art Museum (Chicago), the Pritzker Military Museum & Library (Chicago), the John H. Vanderpoel Art Museum (Chicago), Concordia University Chicago, Chicago State University, the Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University, the Kinsey Institute Gallery at Indiana University, Evanston Art Center, Beverly Arts Center (Chicago), Steppenwolf Theater (Chicago), the Illinois Railway Museum, the Thompson Center (formerly the State of Illinois Building in Chicago), the Union League Club of Chicago and many other institutional and commercial galleries. Work by Clark is in the permanent collections of the Illinois State Museums (2 pieces), the United States Air Force (17 pieces), the National Veterans Art Museum (6 pieces), the Vanderpoel Art Museum, the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, the KPMG corporate headquarters in Chicago, McDonald's Corporation of Oak Brook, IL, Sandoz/Novartis AG of Switzerland (2 pieces), the Quaker Oats Company of Chicago, Rockford College, the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago, the Chicago State University Business School Hall of Fame (8 portraits), and the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh (lobby mural). The many private collectors of his work are located mainly in the Midwest, but also in California, Texas, New York, Israel, Japan and England.