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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 06, 2014 01:15 AM
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by Eric last modified Aug 05, 2014

Artist Larry Zgoda has recently donated a hand painted plate by renowned Chicago artist, Edgar Miller, and an antique Osterizer, food blender, designed by Alfonso Iannelli to the Iannelli Studios Heritage Center in Park Ridge, Illinois. Judy Barclay accepted the items on August 1, 2014, and expects to display them with the developing museum’s collection of Iannelli and related art and artifacts. Read more after the jump... Larry Zgoda became friends with Edgar Miller (1899-1993)...




 

 

Larry Zgoda, Judy Barclay, plateArtist Larry Zgoda has recently donated a hand painted plate by renowned Chicago artist, Edgar Miller, and an antique Osterizer, food blender, designed by Alfonso Iannelli to the Iannelli Studios Heritage Center in Park Ridge, Illinois. Judy Barclay accepted the items on August 1, 2014, and expects to display them with the developing museum’s collection of Iannelli and related art and artifacts. Read more after the jump...


Larry Zgoda became friends with Edgar Miller (1899-1993) in the early 1980’s, while investigating nonconformist architecture in Chicago. The plate, illustrating a colt, was originally a gift to Zgoda from the artist, and painted in 1988. China Painting is the technique. Much of Miller’s artistic legacy is contained in several unique properties on Chicago’s north side; multi-unit complexes of artist studios containing much art, ornament and architectural flare. Edgar Miller worked at Iannelli Studios for several years in the early 1920’s. Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home was published in 2009.
 
Alfonso Iannelli (1888-1965) is considered by many to be the most recognized sculptor of the Chicago Renaissance and worked with a number of notable architects, including Barry Byrne, Purcell and Elmslie and Frank Lloyd Wright. Industrial design was practiced throughout his long career. Alfonso Iannelli: Modern by Design, by David Jamison was published in 2013.
 
The Iannelli Studios Cultural Center was established by the Kalo Foundation in Iannelli’s original home and studio on Northwest Highway in Park Ridge, Illinois. In the three years since its founding, there has been an ongoing effort to gather a collection or original art and ephemera relating to Iannelli and his circle, which, besides Miller, included architects Barry Byrne, Bruce Goff, Roscoe Herald Zook and artists Margaret Iannelli, and Ruth Blackwell. Get info on visiting the Iannelli Studios Cultural Center here.

Image via Larry Zgoda


 

 

 
 
 

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