Our Artist Spotlight series continues. Today, we look at another fabulous artist who is participating in Art on Ashland, Victor Alegria. Victor will be showing his work at Revolution Books, so don't miss it!
Victor Alegria has exhibited his paintings and engravings throughout the Chicago area, in Southern California, France, and Mexico. He studied at Taller Mestizarte, Casa de la Cultura Carlos Cortez in Pilsen, and one of his engravings, part of a project commissioned by the National Museum of Mexican Art, is now in the Special Collections Department of the University of Southern California Libraries, along with engravings by other well-known Chicago artists. Another one of his engravings was chosen by world-renowned artist Nicolas de Jesus to be part of a Day of the Dead exhibition in Chicago, Paris, and Oaxaca. More recently, Victor has taken up photography in addition to painting and engraving. Revolution Books will feature a collection of his photographs of the Chicago cityscape, from familiar icons to the unknown, from unexpected angles. Much of his work will be available for sale as well.