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

 Organization

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.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

George M. Cohen (1919-1999) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/3/4
Abstract George M. Cohen, an oil painter, mixed media artist and art professor, was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 4, 1919. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Drake University and the University of Chicago. Cohen joined the faculty of Northwestern University in 1948, becoming a full professor in 1963. Cohen's papers fill two boxes and span the period 1951-1999. The papers fall into six categories: biographical materials, exhibit announcements and catalogs, correspondence,...

William F. Conger (1937- ) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/3/5
Abstract Abstract painter William Conger has had many solo and group exhibitions, has placed works in significant public, corporate, and private collections, and has taught in college art programs for 40 years, including teaching at Northwestern from 1985-2006. The Papers include correspondence, teaching materials, biographical materials, administrative records, and materials pertaining to talks and lectures.

Records of the Department of Art

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/3/1
Abstract The records of Northwestern University's Department of Art, contained in four boxes, are arranged in five subseries: correspondence, personnel files, departmental administrative files, student records and departmental financial records. The original collection covers the years 1956-1971; an addition extends covedrage in some areas back to 1941.

Ed Paschke (1939-2004) Papers

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Identifier: 11/3/4/7
Overview 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 span...