ED PASCHKE



Born 1939 in Chicago, Illinois; died in Chicago, Illinois on November 25, 2004
Trained at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (B.F.A., 1961 and M.F.A., 1970), Chicago Imagist Ed Paschke was both an artist of international stature and a dedicated educator who taught painting for 27 years at Northwestern University and, as one colleague observed, he "liked to teach basic painting and drawing." During his residency (June 13-23, 1983), Paschke editioned two separate prints made from the same lithograph plate, which are different only in color. Their seemingly related and equally enigmatic titles possess no easily understood connection to the image. The dung of sea birds and bats that is used as fertilizer is called guano and the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve encompasses approximately 55,000 acres of salt marsh and mangrove tidal wetlands in Northeast Florida.




Guana
1983; color lithograph on Rives BFK; image: 21 x 28 1/2 (53.34 x 71.12), sheet: 23 x 31 1/4 (58.42 x 78.74); edition of 40
Guano
1983; color lithograph on Rives BFK; image: 21 x 28 1/2 (53.34 x 71.12), sheet: 23 x 31 1/4 (58.42 x 78.74); edition of 40