Event—Public Programming

George P. A. Healy: The "Painter of the Presidents" Finds a Home at the Newberry


The prolific nineteenth century portrait painter George P. A. Healy had no formal training yet his sitters were a definitive who’s who of society, culture, and prestige. So how did this Boston born painter make his way to Chicago via Paris? And why does the Newberry own several of his prestigious works? Find out the answers to these burning questions as well as get a peek at the Healy portraits currently not on public view.