The Art of Leon and Sadie Garland
August 1 - September 20, 2013
Russian-born Leon Garland (1896-1941) arrived in Chicago in 1913. A student of the Art Institute of Chicago and Hull-House, he produced an extensive body of work in his short life, including paintings, prints, and drawings of both modern town landscapes and his early life in Russia. Garland created a large number of paintings for the W.P.A., and worked in textile design, batik, and stained glass. His wife, Sadie Ellis Garland Dreikurs (1900-1996), grew up on Chicago’s Near West Side, took art classes at Hull-House, and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After their marriage, the two traveled and studied in France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, and Switzerland before returning to Chicago, where they lived and taught classes at Hull-House. The Garlands exhibited in the city and internationally, and experimented with a variety of subjects and styles, including cubism. After Leon's death in 1941, Sadie married Rudolph Dreikurs, an Adlerian psychologist, and developed art therapy methods based on Adlerian principles. This exhibition brings together work that the Garlands produced in Chicago, on vacations, and in Europe.
Public Reception: Thursday, August 1, 5 - 8 p.m.