Eldzier Cortor’s iconic images of African-American life have made him one of the country’s most revered artists.
The evening before the SSCAC event, Cortor will receive the 2015 Legends and Legacy Award from the Art Institute of Chicago. This award is bestowed on living African-American artists who, through their lifelong accomplishments and exceptional career in the visual arts, have influenced the next generation of artists.
Trio Assemblage I, 1950s. From the Eldzier Cortor Coming Home show, a gift by the artist in memory of Sophia Cortor.