John Himmelfarb was born in 1946. He is an artist living and working in Chicago, IL.
MFA, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Cambridge, MA
BA, Harvard College; Cambridge, MA
Kohler Arts & Industry Residency (2007)
Pollack-Krasner Foundation Award (2002, 1986)
Illinois Arts Council Grant (2003, 1986)
National Endowment for the Arts (1982, 1985)
John Himmelfarb has participated in several collaborative print projects at Normal Editions Workshop during short term residencies and contract projects at the School of Art at Illinois State University since 1986.
Artist John Himmelfarb drawing on mylar at Normal Editions Workshop, 2017
Shop Notes and Female Voice are included in the Illinois Artists traveling exhibition available from Normal Editions Workshop.
Letter to Ray and untitled are included in the The Intimate Print traveling exhibition available from Normal Editions Workshop.
John Himmelfarb drawing on Mylar with Stabilo pencils for the key layer
John Himmelfarb drawing the image for the key layer on Mylar
John Himmelfarb painting with wash on Mylar
detail of artist, John Himmelfarb, painting with wash on Mylar (note underlayers showing other Mylar drawings)
Molly Markow, John Himmelfarb, Amber Gravett, and Morgan Price
review painted wash on Mylar drying
Veda Rives, Morgan Price, and John Himmelfarb discuss the Mylar layers
Morgan Price drying the fresh lithography plate for run #4
Demetri Fisher sponging while Veda Rives prepares yellow ink roller for run#1
entrance to gallery for exhibition "Parallels: John Himmelfarb" in Transpace gallery of the Center for the Visual Arts building
Richard Finch and John Himmelfarb reminisce about their first collaborative project
together at Normal Editions Workshop from 1986, "Parallels"
artist John Himmelfarb talks with gallery patrons including Diana and Richard Finch
artist John Himmelfarb talking with Richard Finch
Micah Zavacky and Veda Rives printing run #2
Morgan Price sponging the plate with Michael Blake observing while Veda Rives prepares the blue ink for printing run #3
close up of plate for run #4 with black ink preparation in background
Veda Rives pulling a finished proof with assistants Demetri Fisher and Micah Zavacky
two editions stacked up and ready to sign
John Himmelfarb signing print editions with Veda Rives
John Himmelfarb signing his name, the title, number, and year on an impression
John Himmelfarb signs the last print in the stack to complete the edition
John Himmelfarb, Yoko Kawazoe, Chris Shepherd, and Richard Finch during the collaborative print project in 2002
Chris Shepherd, Yoko Kawazoe, and John Himmelfarb painting on plate etch in selected areas of the lithographic plate, 2002
John Himmelfarb (2nd from right) talks with Richard Finch's Life Drawing class about the collaborative project, 2002