This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition.
(1921-2009. Lived and worked in Philadelphia, PA) Thomas Chimes is considered one of Philadelphia's most prominent contemporary artists. His work evolved greatly over his five decade career: canvases combining landscape imagery with symbols such as crucifixes; mixed-media constructions set within finely crafted metal boxes; his best-known works, a series of 48 intimate sepia-toned panel portraits of 19th- and 20th-century writers and artists that are placed within oversized wood frames; and the enigmatic "white paintings" of the past two decades.
Chimes' work can be viewed in the public collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris; MOCA, Los Angeles, Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA.
Lisa Saltzman: professor of History of Art and Director of the Center for Visual Culture at Bryn Mawr College, PA.