Hollis Sigler

Hollis Sigler (1948–2001) was a Chicago-based artist whose paintings addressed her life with breast cancer. She died of the disease in 2001, at the age of 53. She earned degrees from both Moore College of Art and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her mature artistic style was faux-naïve, featuring paintings whose subjects, furniture and clothing set in doll-house type interiors and suburban landscapes, were stand-ins for the implicitly female figure. An openly lesbian artist, she was a member of the faculty of Columbia College Chicago. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985, Her themes became more personal, confronting ideas about body image, heredity, illness, mortality and hope.
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