Wilburn Bonnell, 1977
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In 1977, midwest native Wilburn Bonnell produced a multitude of prints, works, & promotional items through the Container Corporation of America.
Bonnell’s artwork has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum in New York, the Pan American Biennial in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and an array of Chicago institutions.
Born in southern Illinois, Bonnell moved to Chicago in the late 1960’s to study industrial design at the University of Illinois, graduating in 1970. In the decade that followed, he began producing graphic design work, while also teaching at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Photo credit: Chicago Design Archive
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