Holger Jensen won the Gold Medal at the P&C in 1934. I was unfamiliar with any of his work until I ran across this piece:
This Saturday, October 13 at 1:30 p.m., I’ll be giving a brief illustrated talk about the history of the Palette and Chisel. The talk will be in the main room at the club, 1012 N. Dearborn St. It’s part of the Chicago Architectural Foundation’s open house weekend. Everyone is invited, so I hope I see you there!
Ezra Winter was a wildly successful artist in the 20′s and 30′s, winner of the 1911 Prix de Rome, designer of grand murals, including “The Fountain of Youth” at Radio City Music Hall, playboy, bon vivant, explorer (he travelled to Antarctica to collect specimens of sea life), “quite possibly the most famous artist you’ve never heard of.”
He was also once a member of the Palette and Chisel. Here is his winning entry for the Rome Prize:
Now you can read a wonderful series of blog articles about him. They are at The Ezra Winter Project, written by Jessica Helfand. Jessica Helfand has taught for fifteen years in the graduate program in graphic design in the School of Art at Yale College.
So far, there are nine chapters. You will enjoy each of them.