View from Above by Andre Guichard

View from Above by Andre Guichard



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Materials: Acrylic, ground iron pigment, mixed media, chain link


With over 25 years of experience painting professionally, Andre Guichard is the visionary behind a diverse portfolio of work that can be found in over 2,500 corporate and private collections globally. This self-taught painter is the international curator and spokesperson for the Bombay Sapphire’s Artisan Series, working alongside Russell and Danny Simmons of the Rush Foundation. For the past five years, the Chicago Urban League has commissioned Andre to create the prestigious Bill Berry Award - presented to the likes of Louis Gossett Jr., Jessie Jackson Sr., Rev. Willie Burrows, Phylicia Rashad, Patti LaBelle, Timuel Black and Isobel Wilkerson. Six of his original paintings were featured on canvas totes as part of Walgreens Community Corner program, while another two were used to design fine art totes for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. And, he has a permanent jazz-inspired installation in the Bronzeville Jazz McDonald’s restaurant.

Marlene Campbell aka Frances Guichard, co-owner of Gallery Guichard and the Guichard Project LLC. is an entrepreneur and fine artist. Frances received her master’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1996 and worked in government for over 20 years before she ventured into business with her husband, first with Gallery Guichard, fine art gallery, in 2005 and then with the Guichard Project, as co-developer of the Bronzeville Artist Lofts, in 2013. The Bronzeville Artist Lofts is an artists’ live work space, the first building of its kind in the city of Chicago, giving artists an opportunity to create and reside in the same space thus helping them build economic opportunities to sell their own work.

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