The Vanderpoel Art Association

The Vanderpoel Art Association The Vanderpoel Art Association is a memorial collection of over 600 works of American art in honor of artist and teacher, John H. Vanderpoel.
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The Vanderpoel Association is an art museum located within the Ridge Park Field House, Chicago, IL (Beverly Neighborhood)

The Vanderpoel Association is an art museum located within the Ridge Park Field House, Chicago, IL (Beverly Neighborhood)

Mission: The Vanderpoel Association's mission is to share this collection of 19th and 20th century art with the public; care and conservation of the collection; and community outreach through various classes and programs.

Timeline Photos
03/18/2017

Timeline Photos

03/06/2017
John H. Vanderpoel Art Association - Drawing, Cartooning and Sequential Art Class Registration - 2017 Spring Session

It is time to enroll for the Spring Session of the Saturday Art Class for grades 4th - 8th! For registration information please visit Instructor, Jim McGreal's website or the Vanderpoel Art Museum's website at the following:

https://jmcstudios.com/vaa/2017-spring-class-registration-form.php
http://vanderpoelartmuseum.org/

John H. Vanderpoel Art Association is in residency at Ridge Park through the Chicago Park District's Arts Partners in Residence Program, which unites artists and communities in Chicago's parks.

Registration is now open for the Vanderpoel Art Association Saturday Drawing Class at...https://jmcstudios.com/vaa/class...
01/02/2017
Vanderpoel Art Association - Class Registration

Registration is now open for the Vanderpoel Art Association Saturday Drawing Class at...
https://jmcstudios.com/vaa/class-registration-form.php

Jim McGreal, a long-time Beverly resident, artist and cartoonist will be teaching the class beginning January 7, 2017 @ 10AM. The class will cover the basics of drawing, in addition to cartooning, and sequential art (story-telling with words and pictures). The class is limited to 13 students.
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"Reflections", oil by Anita Willets Burnham, 1880-1958, The Vanderpoel Collection.

John H. Vanderpoel Art Association is in residency at Ridge Park through the Chicago Park District's Arts Partners in Residence Program, which unites artists and communities in Chicago's parks.

Happy Birthday to John H. Vanderpoel!
11/11/2016

Happy Birthday to John H. Vanderpoel!

Rockwell Revisited, Contemporary photographs by Maggie Meiners based on Norman Rockwell's original works.  Please join u...
10/28/2016

Rockwell Revisited, Contemporary photographs by Maggie Meiners based on Norman Rockwell's original works. Please join us for a reception, Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m, The Vanderpoel Gallery, Ridge Park Fieldhouse, 9625 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago. The artist will be in attendance.

10/24/2016

The Vanderpoel Art Association is seeking an art teacher for our Saturday art classes for grades 4-8. The position will begin with the winter session which will begin in January. For more information, please contact Mary Lenzini at [email protected].

Revisiting Rockwell, new work by photographer Maggie Meiners, will be on view in the Vanderpoel Gallery from October 1 t...
09/27/2016

Revisiting Rockwell, new work by photographer Maggie Meiners, will be on view in the Vanderpoel Gallery from October 1 through November 15, 2016. The gallery will be open from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 during the Beverly Art Walk.

The Vanderpoel Art Association's Saturday Drawing Class for grades 4-8 is now enrolling for the Fall Session!  Classes b...
08/28/2016

The Vanderpoel Art Association's Saturday Drawing Class for grades 4-8 is now enrolling for the Fall Session! Classes begin September 17 - November 12 at 10:00 until 11:30 a.m. and are held in the Vanderpoel Gallery, 2nd floor at Ridge Park. For more information and to register, please visit our instructor's website at marylenzini.com. The Vanderpoel Art Association is an Arts Partner with the Chicago Park District.

Batik by Grace C.

The Vanderpoel Museum has returned from summer break and has resumed regular gallery hours.  Stop in to see the collecti...
08/23/2016

The Vanderpoel Museum has returned from summer break and has resumed regular gallery hours. Stop in to see the collection and stay tuned for news on upcoming events and classes.

"Saugatuck", oil by Walter Marshall Clute, (1870-1915). Clute was a founding member of the Oxbow Summer School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Vanderpoel Art Association's cover photo
08/23/2016

The Vanderpoel Art Association's cover photo

The Vanderpoel Gallery will be closed for summer vacation until late August, but there are many other opportunities to g...
07/27/2016

The Vanderpoel Gallery will be closed for summer vacation until late August, but there are many other opportunities to get out and see art in Chicago this summer! If at The Art Institute of Chicago, be sure to stop into the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, open daily 10:30 until 5:00. In this beautiful arts and crafts space, you will find many of the same artists held in the Vanderpoel Collection including paintings by Wilson H. Irvine, Louis Betts, Rudolph F. Ingerle and Oliver Dennett Grover. Also, you will find sculptures by Albin Polasek and Julia Bracken Wendt on display.

Pictured is "Martin Antoine Ryerson," c. 1913, oil on canvas, by Louis Betts, (1873-1961), from the collection of The Art Institute of Chicago.

07/17/2016

Don't miss all the fun tomorrow at the annual Concert by the Lake featuring plein air painting, live jazz and blues, and refreshments. Beverly Cemetery, 12000 S. Kedzie Avenue, Blue Island. Free and open to the public, 1:30 until 4:00 p.m.

Save the date!  The annual Concert by the Lake featuring plein air painting, live jazz and blues plus refreshments will ...
07/05/2016

Save the date! The annual Concert by the Lake featuring plein air painting, live jazz and blues plus refreshments will be held on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Beverly Cemetery, 12000 S. Kedzie Avenue, Blue Island. Free and open to the public. Interested artists and photographers, please rsvp to 708-388-1000.

In Loving Memory of Walter A. Renn (1928 - 2016)Walter was a Board Trustee of the Vanderpoel Art Association, joining in...
06/30/2016

In Loving Memory of Walter A. Renn (1928 - 2016)

Walter was a Board Trustee of the Vanderpoel Art Association, joining in 1998. He was also an accomplished artist and member of Ridge Art Association. Walter was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

Happy Memorial Day from the Vanderpoel Art Association!Thank you to all the veterans past and present for their service ...
05/27/2016

Happy Memorial Day from the Vanderpoel Art Association!
Thank you to all the veterans past and present for their service to our country.

"Schilling In Uniform," Pen and Ink Drawing, by John H. Vanderpoel. Artist, Alexander Shilling, the subject of this drawing, was a close friend of John Vanderpoel's. Together they formed the Chicago Art League. Schilling was known as painter of moonlit landscape scenes. Born in Chicago in 1860, he later lived and worked in New York City until his death in 1937. Of German descent, he changed the spelling of his name to Shilling during WWI.

05/19/2016

Classes have wrapped up for the spring session. Like us on Facebook to be notified when it is time to register for the upcoming fall session. Didier Nolet will continue to offer his painting and pastel class on Friday afternoons from 1:00 until 4:00 at Ridge Park Field House. All levels are welcome and he may even include some plein air time! For more information, contact him at [email protected] or visit his website at didiernolet.com.

Thank you to everyone who came out to see our students' work and to all those who helped to make the day a success!
05/03/2016

Thank you to everyone who came out to see our students' work and to all those who helped to make the day a success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to see our students' work and to all those who helped to make the day a success!

The Annual Student Art Exhibit and Open House is this Saturday, April 30th from 10:00 a.m. until noon in the Vanderpoel ...
04/27/2016

The Annual Student Art Exhibit and Open House is this Saturday, April 30th from 10:00 a.m. until noon in the Vanderpoel Gallery, Ridge Park Field House, 96th Street and Longwood Drive. All are welcome! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet our instructors, see student work and to view the permanent collection. Work will be on view from the Saturday Drawing Class, Grades 4-8, the Stained Glass Workshop and the Painting and Pastel class.

Mono print by Aidan R., Saturday Drawing Class.

So many were interested in seeing where John and Matilda Vanderpoel were born in the village of Rijsoord in Holland, we ...
04/21/2016

So many were interested in seeing where John and Matilda Vanderpoel were born in the village of Rijsoord in Holland, we thought we would share photographs of the farm and hotel as they appear today. Once again, thank you to the Rijsoord Artist Colony Research Group for sharing this information and photographs with us.

Burghaeve Farm, birthplace of John H. Vanderpoel's parents, and also John, Matilda and their eight siblings, located in ...
04/13/2016

Burghaeve Farm, birthplace of John H. Vanderpoel's parents, and also John, Matilda and their eight siblings, located in the village of Rijsoord, Holland. The structure served as the family home and barn all under one roof, which was very common at that time. Although John's father brought the family to America in 1868 after the death of their mother, the farm remained in the Vanderpoel family until about 1975.

The second photograph is of the Hotel Warendrop about 100 yards away from the farm. John and Matilda Vanderpoel encouraged American artists to stop in Rijsoord when in Europe and an artist colony sprung up there. This hotel is where the artists would stay.

Thank you to the research group studying the Artist Colony of Rijsoord for sharing this information and these wonderful photographs.

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03/29/2016
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Happy Easter and Welcome Spring!  The Vanderpoel Art Association is abuzz with spring classes underway and the arrival o...
03/23/2016

Happy Easter and Welcome Spring! The Vanderpoel Art Association is abuzz with spring classes underway and the arrival of new display cabinets. "Orbit" batik by Bodil Oxenvad (1914-2011), from the Vanderpoel Collection.

The Vanderpoel Art Association is now enrolling for spring art classes!Saturday Drawing Class in the Gallery-Grades 4-8,...
02/29/2016

The Vanderpoel Art Association is now enrolling for spring art classes!

Saturday Drawing Class in the Gallery-Grades 4-8, 10:00 until 11:30 a.m. Class begins March 12. Register with Mary Lenzini, Instructor at marylenzini.com.

Stained Glass Workshop Saturdays at Ridge Park Field House, 9:00 a.m. until noon, Class begins March 12. Register with Jim Bremer, Instructor at [email protected] or call 773-259-8704.

Painting and Pastel, All Levels Welcome! Friday afternoons at Ridge Park Field House from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. Class begins March 11. Register with Didier Nolet, Instructor at [email protected], didiernolet.com or call at 773-470-7833.

"The Little Blue Door" Oil, by Alice Righter Edmiston (1874-1964) from the Vanderpoel Collection.

Congratulations to the winners of the plein air competition!  First Place:  Didier Nolet; Second Place:  Julia Oehmke; a...
02/24/2016

Congratulations to the winners of the plein air competition! First Place: Didier Nolet; Second Place: Julia Oehmke; and Third Place: Jim Bremer. The exhibit will be up through March 31st.

Some Like It Hot - BAC
02/19/2016
Some Like It Hot - BAC

Some Like It Hot - BAC

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Celebrating some of the artist couples represented in the Vanderpoel Collection as we wish you a Happy Valentine's Day! ...
02/11/2016

Celebrating some of the artist couples represented in the Vanderpoel Collection as we wish you a Happy Valentine's Day! Pictured is Leslie Buck painted by her husband Claude Buck. Other couples include William Wendt and Julia Bracken Wendt, John Christen Johansen and Myrtle Jean McLane Johansen, Frederick Hibbard and Elisabeth Haseltine Hibbard, Frank Charles Peyraud and Elizabeth Krysher Peyraud. Also, Alice Helm French, wife of William R. French, Beverly resident and first President of the Art Institute. Mildred Lyon Hetherington wife of architect, Murray Hetherington, and Elizabeth Tuttle Holsman wife of architect Henry K. Holsman. Last, but not least, Gustaf O. Dalstrom married to Frances Foy. (Foy is not included in the Vanderpoel Collection, unfortunately).

Save the date!
01/19/2016

Save the date!

Gustave Baumann is one of the artists featured in the current exhibit "Homegrown: The School of the Art Institute in the...
01/14/2016

Gustave Baumann is one of the artists featured in the current exhibit "Homegrown: The School of the Art Institute in the Permanent Collection" which runs through February 14, 2016 in Galleries 124-127 at The Art Institute of Chicago. www.artic.edu.

Gustave Baumann is one of many artists in the Vanderpoel Collection that taught at The School of the Art Institute and played a role in the foundation of the school and museum as well as many other Chicago area art institutions.

Gustave Baumann is one of the artists featured in the current exhibit "Homegrown: The School of the Art Institute in the Permanent Collection" which runs through February 14, 2016 in Galleries 124-127 at The Art Institute of Chicago. www.artic.edu.

Gustave Baumann is one of many artists in the Vanderpoel Collection that taught at The School of the Art Institute and played a role in the foundation of the school and museum as well as many other Chicago area art institutions.

01/08/2016
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On the final day of the Riverfront Museum's current exhibition celebrating women artists, Making Their Mark: Illinois Women Artists, 1940-1960, join Nancy S. Hopp for a lecture on writing the story of an artist, especially a woman artist. Ms. Hopp is the author of "Warm Light, Cool Shadows: The Life…

Happy Holidays from the Vanderpoel Art Association!"Licking Valley," etching by Robert Huston Whitmore, (1890-1934), fro...
12/23/2015

Happy Holidays from the Vanderpoel Art Association!

"Licking Valley," etching by Robert Huston Whitmore, (1890-1934), from the Vanderpoel Collection.

The Vanderpoel Art Association Enrolling for Winter Classes!Stained Glass WorkshopWinter Classes Begin January 9, 2016Sa...
12/07/2015

The Vanderpoel Art Association Enrolling for Winter Classes!

Stained Glass Workshop
Winter Classes Begin January 9, 2016
Saturdays at Ridge Park Field House
9:00 a.m. until noon
Register with Jim Bremer, Instructor
[email protected]
773-259-8704

Painting and Pastel-All Levels Welcome
Winter Classes Begin January 8, 2016
Fridays at Ridge Park Field House
1:00 until 4:00 p.m.
Register with Didier Nolet, Instructor
[email protected]
773-470-7833

Drawing Class for Grades 4-8
Winter Classes Begin January 9, 2016
Saturdays in the Vanderpoel Gallery, Ridge Park Field House
10:00 until 11:30 a.m.
Register with Mary Lenzini, Instructor
[email protected]
marylenzini.com

Art by Saturday Drawing Class students: Clay sculpture and charcoal drawing project.

Timeline Photos
12/03/2015

Timeline Photos

"Entrance of the King", oil, by Maxfield Parrish, (1870-1966), from the Vanderpoel Collection.  This painting was done f...
12/01/2015

"Entrance of the King", oil, by Maxfield Parrish, (1870-1966), from the Vanderpoel Collection. This painting was done for the children's book "The Knave of Hearts" illustrated by Parrish. He was one of the most popular American illustrators of the first half of the 20th century and the son of artist, Stephen Parrish (1846-1938). The Vanderpoel is the home of two Maxfield Parrish paintings and one etching by his father. All three pieces are currently on view in the gallery.

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9625 South Longwood Drive, Ridge Park Field House, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
60643

General information

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.; Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and by appointment by calling 773-779-0007

Opening Hours

Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00
Thursday 13:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00

Telephone

(773) 779-0007

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these are from my archives.. John H. was a great uncle and I have several sketches and oils by John and Matilda..
The Vanderpoel Art Association will be participating in Open House Chicago, Saturday, October 13 - 10am - 4pm and Saturday, October 14 - 11am - 4pm.
Antique appraisal You are invited to bring art, jewelry or antiques (limit of three please). Candace Lundin, owner of Candace’s Antiques, will do a free evaluation. Birthday party! Join us to celebrate John Vanderpoel’s 160th. Cake and refreshments served. Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ridge Park Fieldhouse 9625 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago