Leopold Segedin has been painting since 1942. In a career that has spanned nine decades he has painted myriad subjects and themes including the bible and mythology, musicians, children’s games, trains, Maine and Michigan landscapes, and self-portraits, but his focus has always returned to Chicago.
Leopold Segedin was born in Chicago in 1927, received his BFA (1948) and MFA (1950) from the University of Illinois. He has taught at the University of Illinois, U.S. Army Engineers, and at Northeastern Illinois University (1955-87). He has also taught at the Horwich JCC and the Evanston Art Center. He is Art Professor Emeritus at Northeastern Illinois University. He retired from teaching in 1987.
Mr. Segedin has been an exhibiting artist since 1947, his works having been shown at such museums as the Art Institute of Chicago (including the 60th Annual National Exhibition) the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington, D.C. and the Milwaukee Art Institute. He has had a number of solo shows and has won awards at several museums including the Art Institute.
Two books have been published about his career and works: Leopold Segedin: A Habit of Art and Segedin x Segedin: Self Portraits and Cameos.