• A Woman Reading
    Frank W. Benson
    American artist from Salem, Massachusetts known for his Realistic portraits, American Impressionist paintings, watercolors and etchings.

  • Dutch Newsboy
    John H. Vanderpoel
    His book The Human Figure, a standard art school resource featuring his drawings based on his teaching at the Art Institute of Chicago, was published in 1907.

  • Entrance of the King
    Maxfield Parrish
    An American painter and illustrator active in the first half of the 20th century, he is known for his distinctive saturated hues and idealized neo-classical imagery.

  • Seed Time and Harvest
    Grant Wood
    An American painter from Anamosa, Iowa, he is best known for paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly the painting American Gothic, an iconic image of the 20th century.

  • Examining His Arrows
    Ernest Hennings 1886-1956
    An American artist from Penns Grove, New Jersey and member of the Taos Society of Artists, he studied under John Vanderpoel at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and graduated with honors.

THE VANDERPOEL ART ASSOCIATION was founded in 1913 by friends of John H. Vanderpoel,
as a memorial to this celebrated instructor from Chicago’s School of the Art Institute.

Legendary artist Georgia O’Keeffe praised him as “one of the few real teachers I have known.”





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