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Original Lithograph Water Tower Place"by Eleanor King Hookham Signed - $100 (BOLINGBROOK)

Nice lithograph, with no issues, titled "Water Tower Place-Chicago" numbered 74/100. The title and the artist signature is penciled on the artwork with the date 1976. The lithograph is framed in a gold metal frame with non-reflective glass. Size is approximately 28" x 22". This would look great in your home as well as your Chicago office.

About the artist from the Chicago Tribune: "Her art career spanned 88 years including 35 one-man shows in New York and Paris, painting under the name El King. She received the Grand Prix Humanitaire de France Gold Medal. Recipient of the Sydney R. Yates Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed by the Illinois Arts Alliance and she was the founder and driving force for 50 years behind the building of the Elmhurst Art Museum. It is in France that she has been most widely recognized, receiving numerous honors and medals, including the 1975 Grand Prix Humanitaire de France and the 1981 Medaille Vermeil (eclipsed that year only by the Gold Medals won by Dr. Albert Schweitzer and Jacques Cousteau) for her art and color theory. Some of her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and the Centre d`Art George Pompidou. But it was in her Elmhurst kitchen that she came up with her signature technique: ink-and-coffee drawings.
``One day the phone rang in the kitchen,`` she says, ``and, moving to answer it, I spilled coffee on one of my drawings. But I liked it so well that I kept on using it."

Artist info:
Hookham, Eleanor King was born on April 5, 1909 in Marlow, Oklahoma. She moved to Elmhurst in the 1940's and had a very notable career in the art field. She died in 2003 at age 93.

Eleanor King Hookham, American artist. Recipient National award Elmhurst Art Museum, 1998. Founder Elmhurst Fine Arts and Civic Center Foundation, 1974, president 1974-1992, chairman board, 1992-1997; founder Elmhurst Art Museum, 1981, president, 1981-1991; co-founder Elmhurst Artist Guild. Member Elmhurst Artists' Guild (co-founder, honorary life, president 1951-1953), foundation Elmhurst Art Museum.

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