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You Are Beyond: Remembering Vera Klement

In early 2001, I was a new resident in the Printers Row building where Vera had lived and worked since the 1970s. Her loft was across the hall from mine. I learned that my neighbor was an artist of major reputation, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust whose paintings and works on paper were included in the permanent collections of a long list of prestigious museums, the Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art among them.

Touched By an Art Class: How Vera Shaped My Journey

Meeting Vera Klement, with her long, straight gray hair, marked a significant departure from the male-dominated academic world I was accustomed to… but I underestimated just how transformative it would be.

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