Coloring Book by Ed Paschke

Galerie Finds

  • Coloring Book by Ed Paschke Art Center [2014]
  • In Celebration of What Would be Ed's 75th Birthday
  • 12-Black and White Pages
  • Sourced From a Private Collection
  • Deadstock, New, Unused
  • Shows Signs of Shelf Wear 
  • Size: 8.5" x 11"

"Ed Paschke is one of Chicago’s most renowned artists. Born and raised on the North Side, Paschke became interested in art at an early age, drawn by his father’s sketches and Disney animation.

After studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1960s, he exhibited with a handful of artists soon dubbed the Chicago Imagists, who were connected by their work’s highly finished surfaces and busy compositions. Paschke distinguished himself by using newspapers, posters and photographs as source material, as well as adding a social or political dimension to much of his work.

Paschke's career had many different periods and styles. An excellent example from the 1990s is on permanent view on the second floor of the Harold Washington Library Center.

The Ed Paschke Art Center opened in the Northside neighborhood of Jefferson Park this past summer on June 22, which would’ve been Paschke’s 75th birthday. One of the first things we did was distribute a Paschke-inspired coloring book to CPL locations across the city. It’s been a big hit with kids and kids at heart!..."




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