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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jeff W. Huebner  

Pen Name: Jeff Huebner

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1954 in St. Joseph, Michigan

-- Jeff W. Huebner on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Several years after earning a BA in English/creative writing and communications form Western Michigan University, I moved to Chicago. I have lived and worked in Chicago since 1986. All of my books--and most of my articles--have been about Chicago and Illinois artists, as well as the city's and state's public art, community art, murals, sculptures, and cultural landscapes.

Biographical and Professional Information

A West Michigan native, I am a Chicago-based art writer, freelance journalist, author, and independent mural scholar. I have freelanced articles on a variety of topics--mostly on visual art and public art--to dozens of local, regional, national, and art publications, including the ''Chicago Reader'' (20+ years), ''Chicago'' magazine, the ''Chicago Tribune'', ''Chicago Artists' News'', ''Chicago Art Magazine'', ''Public Art Review'' (Chicago correspondent), ''Sculpture'', ''ARTnews'', ''Art Papers'', ''New Art Examiner'', ''Landscape Architecture'', ''Labor's Heritage'', ''Michigan History'', as well as ''Illinois Magazine'', ''Illinois Times'', ''Illinois Super Lawyers'', etc. I am an adjunct lecturer in the Art and Architecture Department of Harold Washington College, of Chicago City Colleges. I am currently writing a book on the murals of Chicago artist William Walker (1927-2011), partly through a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.

Published Works

    Urban Art Chicago: A Guide to Community Murals, Mosaics, and Sculptures (with Olivia Gude), Ivan R. Dee, 2000Murals: The Great Walls of Joliet, Friends of Community Public Art with University of Illinois Press, 2001Chicago Parks Rediscovered (with Frank Dina), Jannes Art Press with Northwestern University Press, 2002Marcos Raya: Fetishizing the Imaginary (co-author), Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 2004

Selected Titles At Your Library

Urban art Chicago :
ISBN: 1566632846. OCLC Number:

Ivan R. Dee,. Chicago :. ©2000.

Murals :
ISBN: 0252069579. OCLC Number:

University of Illinois Press for the Friends of Community Public Art,. Urbana :. ©2001.

"Murals: The Great Walls of Joliet documents the profound transformation in the local mentality wrought by the development of public art in the city. Underwritten by a community group, Friends of Community Public Art, the Joliet murals project stands as a model for modern municipal patronage, evidence of a population's decision to invest in public art to enrich its environment and express the ideals of the whole community."--Jacket.

Chicago parks rediscovered /
ISBN: 0912223022. OCLC Number:

Jannes Art Press,. Chicago, Ill. :. ©2001.

Raya :
ISBN: 0615126030. OCLC Number:

Marcos Raya Book Project :. [Chicago, Ill.] :. ©2004.

"The visual art of Marcos Raya summarizes and anticipates the art of the twenty-first century, a period fraught with significant human displacements and cultural conflict. In order to understand Raya's work, states the Mexican cultural critic Carlos Monsiváis, one must become an "undocumented cultural subject." Monsiváis continues: "And anyone who wants to understand artistic works as vast and complex as those of Raya, must realize from the beginning that a contemporary artist needs to be read on the basis of being rooted in mobility.""--Amazon.

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