On Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 2 to 4 pm, author and ArchiTech Gallery owner David Jameson will sign copies of Alfonso Iannelli: Modern by Design in the place where most of the art began. Details after the jump...
For nearly half a century, artist Alfonso Iannelli, based in Park Ridge, Illinois, led a remarkable movement to transform the way American art was viewed. Chicagoans know some of his iconic work – the sculpted Rock of Gibraltar on the Prudential Building, the signs of the Zodiac at the Adler Planetarium, the distinctive Art Deco décor of the landmark Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge. For the 125th anniversary of Iannelli’s birth, David Jameson of Chicago’s ArchiTech Gallery authored the first comprehensive Iannelli biography.
Iannelli was a painter, sculptor and designer, working with acoustics and industrial product development in addition to various collaborations with Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lloyd Wright, Barry Byrne, Edgar Miller and Bruce Goff. His wife, Margaret Spaulding Iannelli, also contributed designs, especially fashions and children’s textbook illustrations during her career.
Through September, at ISHC, Iannelli fans will be able to see selected pieces from an exhibit, curated by Chicago Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson, which closed downtown in August. In addition to the September 8, 2013 event, the Kalo Foundation will welcome visitors from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays and from 1 to 4 pm.
Be sure to come see the place where it all happened, meet the people behind this exciting book, and take-in some excellent original Iannelli artwork--See you there!
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