Roland Ginzel named to District 27 'Distinguished Alumni'
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Roland Ginzel is widely
recognized as a pioneer abstract artist. Throughout his career, he
established himself as an important artist, teacher and organizer of art
exhibitions and organizations in Chicago.
After graduating from eighth grade at
Central School in 1935, and then from Lincoln High School and
Lincoln College, Ginzel received a bachelor's degree in fine arts
from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. He later earned a
master's degree in fine arts from the University of Iowa. He
received a Fulbright Award and spent a year in Rome doing
Ginzel has taught at the University
of Chicago, Rockford College, the University of Illinois Chicago,
the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Colorado College, in New
York at the Parsons School of Design and at Columbia University. He
has been honored as Professor Emeritus by the University of Illinois
Chicago and was awarded an honorary doctorate at Lincoln College.
A lifetime professional artist,
Ginzel has exhibited his work throughout the United States, Europe
and Japan. He is known for his unique brand of abstract painting
using colors, lines and patterns of shapes dispersed about the
picture plane. His long-term dedication to abstraction makes him one
of the most singular and individualistic figures in the spectrum of
postwar Chicago art.