Alumnus Leo Segedin in the Chicago Tribune

January 9, 2023

Leo Segedin was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune, "Memories of the West Side: Artist Leo Segedin’s work depicts the vanished neighborhood of his youth," by By Ron Grossman.

Born in Chicago in 1927, Segedin grew up on the west side and attended Gregory Elementary School (which would show up 60 years later in a series of paintings) and Crane Tech High School. He received his BFA in 1948 and his MFA in 1950 (the first ever awarded for painting by the University of Illinois).

Leo Segedin in front of painting
Leo Segedin, 95, talks Dec. 19 while sitting in front of his painting titled “L Station (Three Ages)” about his experience as a child on Chicago’s West Side. Michael Blackshire/Chicago Tribune
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