Ivan Albright

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Birthday
20, 1897
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Nov 18, 1983 (86)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
20, 1897
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Nov 18, 1983 (86)

About

Acclaimed artist associated with Magic Realism and best known for his still lifes, character studies, and self-portraits. His works included "Portrait of Mary Block" from 1955-1957 and "Poor Room-There Is No Time, No End, No Today, No Yesterday, No Tomorrow, Only the Forever, and Forever and Forever without End (The Window)" from 1942-1963.

Before Fame

He and his twin brother both enrolled at the Art Institute of Chicago and decided based on a coin flip to study painting and sculpture, respectively.

Trivia

His work was given a major exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago on what would have been his 100th birthday.

Family Life

He was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Adam Emory Albright, a noted landscape painter.

Associated With

His well-known work "The Picture of Dorian Gray" from 1943 was created for a film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic novel.