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Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of Art



The Department of Art came under the auspices of the College of Liberal Arts during the 1923-24 academic year after previously having been a department of the School of Music. The department offered both studio art courses and instruction in the history of art from 1923 until 1972. In June 1970 the chairman of the department formally requested that the department of art be divided into two separate departments of art and art history. Two years later, in June 1972, this request was formally approved.

Art History became a distinct department with its own chairman and faculty, and the Art Department was retained as a department concerned with education in the practice of art. For further information see J. Carson Webster's "History of the Department of Art" in the Department of Art file, Archives General Reference Files.

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Ed Paschke (1939-2004) Papers

Identifier: 11/3/4/7
Abstract Edward Francis Paschke (1939-2004) was an American painter and educator. He lived most of his life in Chicago, Illinois, and was affiliated with a group of artists known as the Chicago Imagists. Paschke’s work is often confrontational and utilizes bright, neon colors and central figurative elements. He borrows imagery from pop culture to create surreal, emotional landscapes that evoke the violent, sinister, and sexually charged undercurrents of the human experience. The Ed Paschke Papers...
Dates: 1950-2005

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