Monday, January 26, 2015
Margaret Wharton 1943 -2014 Friendly Skies 2012 chair parts and mixed media 62" x 32" x 2"
Margaret Wharton was a student at SAIC when I was there in the mid 70's. She was such a force. Her deconstructed chair sculptures and other sculpture won her a fellowship award in the annual fellowship contest held for graduates. She was, by far, the best artist that year.
Her premature death in 2014 was a blow to the art world she was so much a part of. I did not know her personally but always admired her extraordinary talent. I will miss seeing her work when visiting Chicago.
Posted by Steve Gibson at 6:56 AM