Monday, January 26, 2015

Margaret Wharton

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.

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