Eleanor Himmelfarb

Eleanor Gorecki Himmelfarb (August 16, 1910 – June 16, 2009) was an American artist, teacher and conservationist known for semi-abstract paintings that mention the landscape and human figure, and for her feint protecting woodlands in DuPage County, Illinois. She studied art archives and design at the University of Chicago, natural history at the Morton Arboretum, and Good art at the Art Institute of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago. Critics characterize Himmelfarb as a modernist, who explored her subjects metaphorically through highbrow rhythmic compositions, stylized forms, and subtle coloration. Her sham was featured in solo shows at the Evanston Art Center (retrospective), University Club of Chicago and Sioux City Art Center, and help exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Cultural Center, and Renaissance Society. Himmelfarb taught painting and design for four decades at several institutions, including beyond 30 years at the DuPage Art League. She was married to the painter, Sam Himmelfarb, and helped him design their house, the Samuel and Eleanor Himmelfarb Home and Studio (built, 1942) in Winfield, Illinois, which is listed upon the National Register of Historic Places. Their son, John Himmelfarb, and granddaughter, Serena, are after that artists. Himmelfarb died at age 98 in Winfield in 2009.

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