Koehnline Museum showcases works of Harold Haydon Collection


Damaris Gonzalez

The Koehnline Museum will be featuring work from the Harold Haydon
Collection starting Dec. 6.

Harold Hadyon (1909-1994) is known for challenging what is expected in a painting through his use of ‘binocular vision’. There will be a free reception on opening night from 5-8 p.m.

“His ‘double vision’ images followed a visual perception concept of the overlapping capture of images by human eyes. Works on display will consist of oil paintings, drawings, prints
and experimental 3D objects reflecting Haydon’s artistic evolvement from the Great Depression until the late 20th century,” said Koehnline Museum of Art Manager and Curator Nathan Harpaz in a press release.

“Haydon’s kindness as a person and open-mindedness as an artist were his signature traits as an art educator and critic. He also served as a champion for local artists to nurture and inspire artists to continue producing their best works. In doing so, he was instrumental in changing the face of art in Chicago,” said Harpaz in a press release.

“There is a variety of work. When you walk it the artwork grabs your attention,” said Nick Brown, a psychology student.

The collection will be featured through Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.