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Ivan Albright (SAIC 1919–23, HON 1977), Picture of Dorian Gray, 1943–44, oil on canvas. ©The Art Institute of Chicago

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Ivan and his twin brother Malvin enrolled in the Art Institute of Chicago, and on a coin-flip decided that Ivan would study painting, Marvin sculpting.

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Ivan Albright, Flesh (Smaller than Tears Are the Little Blue Flowers), 1928
Much of Albright’s work is a combination of intense realism and garish color contrasts that have led many art historians to associate his work with magic realism. One of his most famous paintings, That Which I Should Have Done I Did Not Do (The Door) (1931–41), took Albright 10 years to complete, and he considered it to be his most important piece. The painting is replete with powerful imagery. Albright spent several weeks collecting and meticulously arranging the props before beginning the slow, obsessive painting process that characterizes most of his work. His most famed portrait The Picture of Dorian Gray (1943–44) was commissioned for the film adaptation of the Oscar Wilde novel and portrays the title character in the last phase of his corrupt life. Like much of his work, this painting conveys themes of age and decay with a brooding emotional intensity. Albright was a prolific artist, creating more than 20 self-portraits in the last three years of his life. He received an honorary doctorate from SAIC in 1977.

 

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The modern collection boasts some of the greatest icons of the period, including Picasso's Old Guitarist; Matisse's Bathers by a River; Brâncusi's Golden Bird; Magritte's Time Transfixed; O'Keeffe's Black Cross, New Mexico; Orozco's Zapata; Wood's American Gothic; Ivan Albright's Picture of Dorian Gray; and Lachaise's Woman (Elevation).


Ivan Albright was born in 1897 not far from Chicago in North Harvey, Illinois. After World War I, he enrolled at SAIC where he studied painting from 1919 to 1923. Independently wealthy, Albright settled in Warrenville, Illinois in 1927 and devoted himself to painting.


Picture of Dorian Gray, 1943-1944 Giclee Print by Ivan Albright

Throughout the history of SAIC, alumni have played central roles in important art movements. It was SAIC that provided the impetus for two significant schools of American painting—the Regionalists of the 1930s, and the Imagists of the 1960s. Some of the most notable names in the arts received their early training at SAIC, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Claes Oldenburg, H.C. Westermann, Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Ivan Albright, Ed Paschke, Roger Brown, Halston, LeRoy Neiman, Elizabeth Murray, Cynthia Rowley, David Sedaris, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Sarah Vowell.

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The name is also sometimes applied to certain American painters of the post-WWII period, such as Paul Cadmus (1904-1999), Philip Evergood (1901-1973) and Ivan Albright (1897-1983).

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In 1929, after completing some painting classes at both the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and The Art Institute of Chicago, Albright achieved an Honorable Mention at the Annual American Art Exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago....