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Ledgerwood Paintings

Four monumental works, referred to simply as the Law School Series, by Chicago artist Judy Ledgerwood were installed in the student lounge in 1994. Over a year in the making, the landscape-like abstracts were commissioned by the Law School with the generous help of Mrs. Marion F. Green.

Judith Russi Kirshner, then Director of the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago and now Dean of that university's College of Architecture and the Arts, commented that "the paintings can be read metaphorically as the four seasons, four times of day, or four directional coordinates as they orient us in the space to respond specifically to the light levels in each corner. Those very same natural conditions will have their particular effect on the paintings, which will in turn vary as the seasons and light evolve and change."