Abercrombie, Emil Armin, and Julia Thecla were artists who lived and worked
in Chicago from the 1930s to the 1970s. There are many works of art by
these three artists in the collection of the Illinois State Museum. Their
art is an example of the artistic life of the City of Chicago in the twentieth
of the three artists had a unique style. We will explore their styles by
looking at three of their paintings as we explore three different themes.
Subject is a theme about self-portraits. How do artists see themselves?
Can viewers catch a glimpse of their personality by studying their self-portrait?
in Space is a theme based on the way in which artists use the concept
of space in their work.
World is a Stage theme uses the theatrical stage as a metaphor for