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Kevin M. Haller
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Chicago, IL (Andersonville) (View location of my easel)
September 11
"A Hint of Sweden"
Watercolor     8x10
Inspiration and Design:
This subject is the water tower in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, IL.  During the early 1900's, a large number of Swedish US immigrants settled in Andersonville.  In fact, at that time Chicago was home to the second-largest population of Swedes in the world, next to Stockholm.  A century later, the neighborhood is no longer predominantly Swedish.  However, you can still find a hint of Sweden here and there.  My goal for this painting was to depict accurately the prominence and character of the water tower in Andersonville.