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  • Rush Hour: The Jigsaw Puzzle!

    The first jigsaw puzzle from a Leopold Segedin painting is arriving in May, 2020. The 500-piece, 18 x 24 inch puzzle is sure to provide hours of entertainment while your explore the exquisite details of this fascinating urban painting.

    Finish the puzzle and bring it (or a large enough section of it) to the artist's home in Evanston (post quarantine, of course) and he'll gladly sign it for you!

    Order yours here
  • "Leopold Segedin: Games, Trains, and Planes" at the University of Illinois School of Art + Design

    The Link Gallery at the University of Illinois School of Art + Design at Champaign-Urbana will be the site of "Leopold Segedin's Chicago: Games, Trains, and Planes." The show will hang from May 22 through June 15, 2019 with a closing reception on Saturday, June 15 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

  • First-ever show of Leopold Segedin Giclee Reproductions!

    Backlot Coffee at 2006 Central Street in Evanston, Illinois will be featuring prints of Leopold Segedin originals through the month of May, 2019. Prints can be ordered on Etsy.

  • Now Available: Leopold Segedin: A Habit of Art

    Learn about artist and educator Leopold Segedin's remarkable life through his own words and art. This beautiful, hardback, coffee table style book will feature reproductions of more than 100 works of art, including 50 full page plates. An essay by historian David M. Sokol and an introduction by writer/publisher Richard Cahan are also included. Order your copy here .

  • Two Upcoming Exhibitions

    Two upcoming exhibitions will feature Leopold Segedin.

    Opening September 15, 2018, a solo career retrospective at the Rare Nest Gallery in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood.

    A show featuring Leopold Segedin, Art Lerner, and Seymour Rosofsky will be at The Madron Gallery from October 1 through the end of the year. Opening reception will be Thursday, October 18, 2018.

  • Leopold Segedin as “Octogenarian Hipster”

    We finally got around to posting this wonderful cartoon by Ken Krimstein from the July 29, 2012 Printers Row magazine. The cartoon features Segedin, radio visonary Ken Nordine, and photographer Art Shay.

  • Leopold Segedin Featured in Evanston Magazine

    February 10, 2016: An article about Leo Segedin by Donald Liebenson titled "Work in Progress" appears in the February, 2016 issue of Evanston Magazine

  • New Leopold Segedin Essay Posted

    November 11, 2015: Is It Real? How Can I Tell? has posted.

  • The House Show: A Retrospective of Paintings from 1942 to 2015

    We will be hosting a House Show featuring paintings of Leopold Segedin at the artist's residence and studio in Evanston. Dates are Friday, September 11, 2015 5 to 9pm -- Saturday, September 12, 2015 -- 11am to 5pm -- Sunday, September 13, 2015 -- 11am to 3pm. Please contact directly for address.

  • Leopold Segedin on WTTW's Chicago Tonight

    January 8, 2013: The artist was profiled in a segment of WTTW's Chicago Tonight on Monday, January 7, 2013. The interview was conducted by Jay Shefsky. Check out the video here.
  • Leopold Segedin is now on Facebook !

    December 13, 2012: "Like" him and maybe we can get him to start posting some photos!
  • Two New Essays Posted

    December 12, 2012: The Fine Arts; Friends, Family or Incestuous Bedfellows? or The Fine Arts in American Universities: Commonwealth or Competition has posted.

    Culture, Perception, and Images: Do You See What I See? has posted.
  • "Old Man Dancing #3 used for Michael Smith's latest CD

    November, 2012: Michael Smith's latest CD, Old Man Dancing features the artist's painting by the same name. This is Smith's second CD to include Segedin artwork for its cover. The release of There in 2000 included the painting "A View of Chicago" on its cover, plus the song Hey, Kid that was influenced by a Segedin painting.

    Culture, Perception, and Images: Do You See What I See? has posted.
  • Leo Segedin is an "Octogenarian Hipster"…

    July 29, 2012: …according the the July 29, 2012 issue of the Chicago Tribune's Printers Row magazine. A two page graphic essay by Ken Krimstein includes Segedin with photographer Art Shay and vocal visionary Ken Nordine as people who have been "...doing it with sounds. With pictures, paintings, and lithographs…since the 1960s or '50s or even the '40s!"

    Culture, Perception, and Images: Do You See What I See? has posted.
  • Leo Segedin's work included in "Luminous Grounds" exhibit in Springfield, Illinois

    May 20, 2012: Group Show at Illinois State Museum Springfield Gallery, 2502 South Spring Street, May 20, 2012 through January 6, 2013. The show also appeared in Chicago and Lockport.
  • Leo Segedin: A Retrospective at Northeastern Illinois University

    November 17, 2010: A selection of work spanning 60 years by renowned painter and NEIU Professor Emeritus, Leopold Segedin.
  • Byron Roche Gallery show

    April 19, 2009: New paintings bat the Byron Roche Gallery, June 5 to July 8, 2009.
  • "Hey Kid: The Art of Leopold Segedin" video

    October 23, 2008: Ben Segedin has posted this slideshow of the artist's work accompanied by Michael Smith's wonderful song, "Hey, Kid."
  • launches!

    July 15, 2007: The artist's work moves from canvas and paper to silicon and pixels with the creation of his first website. will let visitors search and browse hundreds of paintings, read dozens of essays, and be kept abreast of upcoming exhibitions, lectures, and other events. His new blog will promote discussion of his work and other issues - both weighty and light.