Thomas Kapsalis

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Thomas Kapsalis

Cafe America
2005
oil and sand on canvas
32 x 26 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Street Scene
2008
oil on canvas
50 x 30 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Two Forms
2000
oil and sand on masonite and wood
29 1/4 x 25 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Construction
1999
wood
15 x 8 3/4 x 6 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

In Transition
1997
oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Duo
1994
oil on canvas
12 x 9 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

The Box
1993
oil on canvas
22 x 28 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

The Doorway
1991
oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Plan
1988
oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Squares in a Field
1987
oil on canvas
23 x 17 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Still Life and Cloth
1984
oil on canvas
22 x 18 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Unit Cubes
1983
oil on canvas
24 x 20 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Cells
1980
oil on canvas board
15 x 12 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Untitled (Point, Line, and Plane)
1977
oil on canvas
50 x 50 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Chart 2
1977
oil on canvas
20 x 10 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Chart 1
1977
oil on canvas
20 x 10 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Table in a Box
1973
oil on canvas
12 x 9 3/4 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Heads
1970
oil on canvas board
27 x 20 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Portraits
1968
oil on canvas board
28 x 22 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Three Sounds
1964
brazed stainless steel and copper
21 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Black and White Etc.
1961
oil on canvas
20 x 22 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Animal
1957
cast bronze
4 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Fish and Cube
1947/1952
ceramic, wood, and brass
24 1/2 x 8 x 7 inches

Thomas Kapsalis

Nocturne
1949
oil on canvas
8 x 15 inches

BIO

b. 1925

Lives and works in Chicago.

One of Chicago’s great abstractionists, painter Thomas Kapsalis has been an important artist and educator since the late ’40s, when he graduated from the School of the Art Institute. A prisoner of war in Germany, captured during the Battle of the Bulge, Kapsalis returned to continue his pursuit of art-making, eventually returning to Germany in the early ’50s on a Fullbright-Hays Fellowship to study with Willi Baumeister. He has taught at the School of the Art Institute since 1954, and his work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo shows. Among the honors bestowed upon Kapsalis are Huntington Harford Foundation Grants (1956, 1959); Robert Rice Jenkins Prize, Chicago & Vicinity Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago (1956); Pauline Palmer Prize, Chicago & Vicinity Exhibition, AIC (1960); Mr. & Mrs. Jule F. Brower Prize, Chicago & Vicinity Exhibition, AIC (1969).