Eve Garrison Chicago WPA Cityscapes, 1932-1940

Sept. 10, 2004 - Oct. 3, 2004

Main Gallery

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Installation view

Eve Garrison

Untitled (city scene)

1934

oil on board

30 x 35 inches

Eve Garrison

Bridge Scene

1933

oil on board

Eve Garrison

Bismarck Hotel

1934

oil on board

Eve Garrison

Chicago Scene

1931

oil on board

Eve Garrison

Untitled (snowy intersection)

1934

oil on board


18 x 21 inches

Eve Garrison

Water Tanks

1934

oil on board

Installation view


Press Release

Eve Garrison’s beautiful, gritty paintings and drawings of the city of Chicago are the focus of Corbett vs. Dempsey’s first major exhibition. These urban realist works were created while Garrison was an easel painter for the WPA; Garrison’s paintings were acquired by state and federal institutions across the US, including the Treasury Art Department in Washington, D.C. Though Eve Garrison was an important artistic figure in Chicago over the span of her 100-year life, her work has been underrepresented in histories of the city’s art world. This show is designed to complement the current exhibition at the Terra Museum of American Art, celebrating Chicago painters up to 1945.