The Riverside Art Center is honored to present “Spirited Vision”, a retrospective celebrating the life and work of the late Margaret Wharton. A longtime Chicago‐based artist, Wharton had a prolific and celebrated career. Her work is included in a number of national museums and collections, and she has had a lasting impact on multiple generations of artists.
Margaret Wharton received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1975. She was a founding member of Artemisia Gallery, a cooperative for women artists, in 1972. Selected collections include the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL; the Art Institute of Chicago, IL; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Milwaukee Art Museum, WI; the Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y.; and the Seattle Art Museum, WA. Wharton’s work is represented by Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL.