Collections

The Permanent Collection

Benedictine University’s Fr. Michael Komechak O.S.B. Art Gallery proudly announces its art collection reflects an emphasis on 19th and 20th-century American and European art, and it includes an emphasis on Midwest regional art and world religious art. The collection mainly consists of drawings, paintings, printmaking, photographs, ceramics, sculpture and folk art and numbers over 3500 pieces. Local, national, and international artists are represented in the collection, with special emphasis on Chicago area artists.

Selections of the permanent collection are on view in the Komechak Art Gallery and are featured in special exhibitions. Virtual exhibitions will be an on-going component of the website, and a virtual listing of the permanent collection is currently being developed.

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  • Modern and Contemporary Art

    A large portion of the Komechak Art Gallery’s permanent collection support local, national and international artists. Chicago Hairy Who artists like Ed Paschke, Barbara Rossi, and internationally recognized artists like Josef Beuys, Christo, Philip Pearlstein, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Pat Steir, Robert Indiana, Kathe Kollwitz, Richard Hunt and Fred Stonehouse are among many their notable artists.

  • Printmaking

    During the 1980s-2000’s Benedictine University chose to focus their collection efforts on printmaking and works on paper. The fine print collection comprises nearly half of the Komechak Art Gallery’s permanent collection, and includes artists from 17th to 21st –century from Europe, Japan, America and Latin America.

  • Outsider Art

    The Komechak Art Gallery has a diverse collection of outsider artists, both American and Latin American. Works by Howard Finster, Bonnette, Tolliver, Bell, and local artists Mr. Imagination and Wesley Willis round out the works on paper, wood and mixed media.

  • Religious Art

    An emphasis in the Komechak Art Gallery is its religious collection, consisting of paintings, prints, carved angels and crucifix, icons, chalices and religious statues. Works from this part of the collection come from American Southwest, Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe and America.

Selected Artists From The Collection

  • Josef Albers
  • Ivan Albright
  • Rodolfo Abularach
  • Keith Achepohl
  • Pierre Alechinsky
  • Irving Amen
  • Jiri Anderle
  • Richard Anuszkiewicz
  • Karel Appel
  • Mark Arctander
  • Karl Arntzen
  • Cynthia Archer
  • John Taylor Arms
  • John James Audubon
  • Larry Ballard
  • Leonard Baskin
  • Don Baum
  • Gustave Baumann
  • Jack Beal
  • Romare Bearden
  • Vera Berdich
  • Dorothea Bilder
  • Charles Boone
  • Luis Borges
  • Timothy Botts
  • Phyllis Bramson
  • Karen Brooks
  • Roger Brown
  • Albin Brunovsky
  • Margaret Burroughs
  • Charles Cajori
  • Sr. Carey, O.S.B.
  • Nancy Jean Carrigan
  • Diana Castillo
  • Marc Chagall
  • William Conger
  • Carlos Cortez
  • Dan Czubak
  • Salvador Dali
  • Eddie Ladd Dill
  • David Driesbach
  • Mary Dritschel
  • Ruth Duckworth
  • Albrecht Durer
  • Howard Finster
  • Tony Fitzpatrick
  • Richard Florsheim
  • John Fraser
  • Byron Galvez
  • Eve Garrison
  • Raymond E. George
  • Lisa Gengler
  • Winifred Godfrey
  • Ralph Goings
  • R. C. Gorman
  • Francisco de Goya
  • Paul Guiramand
  • Katsunori Hamanishi
  • Carl Hayano
  • Stanley William Hayter
  • John Himmelfarb
  • Beth House
  • Ruyell Ho
  • Eleanor King Hookham
  • Richard Hull
  • Robert Indiana
  • Gary Justis
  • Rockwell Kent
  • Moritz Kellerman
  • Ariel Kessler
  • Algimantas Kezys
  • Wayne Kimball
  • Wesley Kimler
  • Bonnie Koloc
  • Kathe Kollwitz
  • Michael Komechak, O.S.B.
  • David Kotker
  • Matt Lamb
  • Ellen Lanyon
  • La Liberte
  • Robert Lostutter
  • Vincent Lucarrelli
  • James Lutes
  • Henri A. Mandujano Rojas
  • Mary McKane
  • Robert McMahon
  • David Marcet
  • Andre Masson
  • Guillermo Medina Ramos
  • Joan Miro
  • Marcel Mouley
  • Louise Nevelson
  • Don Nice
  • Audrey Niffenegger
  • Marco Oviedo
  • Frank Owen
  • Tom Palmore
  • Teresa J. Parker
  • Philip N. Parker-Turner
  • Edward Paschke
  • Philip Pearlstein
  • B.F. Perkins
  • Sandra Perlow
  • Gabor Peterdi
  • Jay Phillips
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Giovanni Battista Piranesi
  • George Pletka
  • Claire Prussian
  • Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Barbara Rossi
  • Ad Reinhardt
  • Georges Rouault
  • William Scarlato
  • Jennifer Scavone
  • Fritz Scholder
  • John Sevigny
  • Ben Shahn
  • Joel Shapiro
  • Hollis Sigler
  • David A. Siquieros
  • Joel Sheesley
  • Edward Shipperly
  • Jeanette Pascin Sloan
  • Buzz Spector
  • Robert Stackhouse
  • Pat Steir
  • Fred Stonehouse
  • Jimmy Lee Sudduth
  • Carol Summers
  • Moshe Tolliver
  • Beatrice K. Turner
  • James Valerio
  • Susana Veloz
  • Ursula von Rydingsvard
  • Libby Wadsworth
  • Ken Warnecke
  • Sadao Watanabe
  • John Pittman Weber
  • Margaret Wharton
  • Karl Wirsum
  • Ray Yoshida
  • Adja Yunkers
  • Saito Watanabe
  • James McNeill Whistler
  • Alfredo Zalce
  • Zimowski

Office of the Curator of Exhibitions and University Art Collections
BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY

Curator:
Teresa J. Parker
Contact:
Email: cgaddis@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6320