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Fine Portrait Painting and Bronze
Gallery exhibitions of fine portrait
artists, Portraits/Chicago Inc.
Van Ella, Founder of Portraits/Chicago Inc., is
an Art Consultant who offers 25 years experience working in close
association with artists and placing artworks and Fine Portrait Paintings. Utilizing her
background in interior design and teaching, she is an able contributor
to all forms of site-specific tasks, traditional or contemporary, for
the visual arts. She has participated in nine international art
exhibitions. She shares her experiences with large and small
groups as a Speaker.
Portraits/Chicago Inc. represents
fine Portrait Painters, offering a wide choice of critically-acclaimed
Portrait Artists for Corporate, Academic, and Family commissions. Also included are large-scale
narrative or event-oriented mural paintings in canvas or ceramic
tile. Founded in 1980, the group carries the banner for the
historic art tradition of fine portraiture. Clients are from all
areas of corporate, academic, sports and artistic life.
also offers Sculptors, who work in all stone and metal mediums, for
site-specific monuments and Bronze Sculpture. In December 1993, The Chicago Bulls
requested Kathleen Van Ella to locate the Sculptor who could do the
12' bronze, in flight, of Michael Jordan for The United Center.
Acting as Project Coordinator for the work, the firm received the 1995
Special Merit Award for Public Art from the Chicago Bar Association
for "The Spirit".
The benefits of dealing with Portraits/Chicago
Inc. are several, i.e. the opportunity for
discreet, upfront choosing of the Artist, artistic style, and price
range desired for a project, large or small. There is no
up-charge for a portrait commissioned through Portraits/Chicago
Inc. Artists and Agent maintain the same
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