American Places - Winter 2018

The El

A scene from Ravenswood, Chicago

By Emily Rapport | December 4, 2017

Chicago resident Emily Rapport takes inspiration from the urban landscape around her, painting vacant lots, streetscapes, fast-food restaurants, and her city’s elevated train tracks and stations. Here is one scene, an oil on canvas painting, depicting the El in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood: Damen Sunset. Rapport’s work has been exhibited in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam.

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