VALLEN is one of
those rare individuals who fits within a great tradition
- the artist who creates images based on social
observation and empathy for common people. Proficient
in painting, drawing, and printmaking, this Los
Angeles artist is a unique chronicler of the American
experience and an accomplished social realist for
the early 21st century.
FINE ARTS CENTER MUSEUM of
Chicago, Illinois, recently acquired for its permanent
collection a painting by Philip Stein titled, Mother
and Child. The artwork portrays victims of the
Korean war and was exhibited in Mexico City in August
1953. Serious researchers may contact the museum
Registrar/Permanent Collection Director, Rebecca
D. Meyers, for more info (312) 738-1509 x119. The
museum is located at 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago,
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