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Selected Permanent Installations

Enlighten, Peace Park of Lincoln Park and Soka Gakkai International Chicago, Illinois
Cuddling Intelligences, Percy Julian Middle School, Oak Park, Illinois
John D. MacArthur, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL
John D. MacArthur State Park, North Palm Beach Florida
Monsignor John Egan, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
Arriba, One Northfield Plaza, Northfield Illinois
Dance, Lake Bluff, Illinois
Mother and Child, School of St. Mary, Lake Forest, Illinois
Lois and Baby, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Steans, Englewood, Florida
Formation, Robert Irwin Park, Homewood, Illinois
Fables of Our Time, Highwood Public Library, Illinois
Arise, Saint Francis Retreat Center Oak brook, Illinois
Boy Gardener, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe Illinois
The Reader, Northfield Public Library, Northfield, Illinois
Spire, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kneibler, Lake Forest, Illinois

Selected Collections

Soka Gakkai International, Tokyo, Japan
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Horticultural Society Museum, Glencoe, Illinois
Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, Illinois
Mobil Oil International, Fairfax, Virginia
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Silberline Co. Inc, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
Tuthill Corporation, Hinsdale, Illinois
Yale University, New Haven Connecticut
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Beck, Evanston, Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Berger, Chicago, Illinois
Mrs. Mary Alice Burke, Cincinnati, Ohio:
Dr. Linda A. Burns, Boston , Massachusetts
Ms. Molly Baldrige, Hygiene Colorado
Ms. Aubrey Carton, Boulder , Colorado
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Davies, Lake Forest, Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dowd, Oak Park, Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. Gates, New York, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Goetz, Lake Bluff, Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter, Lake Forest, Illinois
Ms. Leslie Jones and Mr. Tom Johnson Oak Park, Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Kayser, San Antonio, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kneibler, Lake Forest, Illinois
Ms. Mary Daly Lewis, Oak Park, Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. Rusty McKee, New York, New York
Mr. and Mrs. John Patterson, Oak Park, Illinois
Ms. Stephanie Russo, Lexington Kentucky
Mr. David Ruttenberg, Chicago, Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Steans, Englewood, Florida
Mr. William Winter, Los Angeles, California

John D. MacArthur

Lois and Baby
Lois and Baby

Egan sculpture
Monsignor John Egan


The figure and organic form interpreted in geometric rhythms are what Margot McMahon models in clay and casts in metal and concrete, welds in steel or carves in stone. Her work is a rhythm of lights and shadows playing over textured surfaces of forms which refer to the every person as the hero. She has been called the Studs Terkel of the Sculpting world for her humanistic interpretations. Captured in seated poses or walking stances, her forms speak to us of both the endurance and the fragile nature of the human spirit. A lifelong environmentalist, McMahon views the human form as one with nature and creates symbols of this concept. Public sculpture commissions and museum and gallery exhibitions have been the core of Margot's work as an artist. She has exhibited her drawings and sculptures in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C, Sante Fe, Cincinnati and Connecticut. The Smithsonian, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Chicago Historical Society, the Chicago Horticultural Society and Botanic Gardens, and Yale University have her sculptures in their collections. Besides Chicago area collections her sculptures and drawings are included in private collections in New York, Florida, London, Paris, New York and Tokyo. When working on a public commission, Margot enjoys the process of 1) responding to a community; 2) researching the concepts of the sculpture; 3) intuitively interpreting the site; and 4) creating an informed and intuitive humanistic and expressive interpretation of the concept. Margot McMahon has taught sculpting and drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, DePaul University, Yale University's Norfolk Summer School and assistant taught at Yale University while earning her MFA. She has been a board member of the Oak Park Area Arts Council and a founding commissioner on the Village of Oak Park Public Art Advisory Commission and contributes on a committee of the Ragdale Foundation.

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