Ernest Hemingway Oak Park Art League Residency
Margot drew and sculpted a young Ernest Hemingway, imagining his actions as he wrote "A Farewell to Arms." Her quest was to make a non-violence statement: her book group read and discussed his book, bring her a better understanding.
Paintings and drawings were created to inform the sculpture portrait.
A Corona #3 typewriter, like the one Hemingway used, was lent by Peritz Brothers Stationary for the duration of the Oak Park Art League installation.
Art about Authors over the years
This portrait of Michelle Obama is part of a mural on Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School in Oak Park, Illinois.
The bust of Richard Wright has been displayed in various venues, including the Arts Club of Chicago.
This Shaw family portrait includes Hyde Park poet, Alice Hayes who founded Ragdale Foundation to enable artists and writers to create art through residencies.
Prairie Roots: Alice Hayes, 6’h x 5’w x3’d, 1998, steel, plaster, Fondu ciment, mixed media drawing, poems and frames. Exhibited at Ragdale, Hyde Park Art Center, Northern Indiana Center for the Arts, and Prairie Crossing.
Irene Leahy, created at Ragdale.
Faulkner awarded and National Book Award finalist Julie Otsuka is a novelist who likes to write with lists. She and Margot have been friends for decades. Julie is a New Yorker but well suited to join Chicago writers on this page.