Artist at Work

By Mark McMahon

For a few days in the winter and a few more this spring, Chicago artist Mark McMahon was loose on campus. He would occasionally stop and set up shop with paper and pencil — sketching on location. The watercolors came later, back at his studio. The style is energetically spontaneous, freshly impressionistic, yet done with the eye and hand of a documentary artist seizing the living moment.…

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