Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: Jeff Huebner Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: 1954 in St. Joseph, Michigan
Illinois ConnectionSeveral 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 InformationA 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.
*"Chicago Parks Rediscovered", Jannes Art Press with Northwestern University Press, 2002 - written with Frank Dina *"Marcos Raya: Fetishizing the Imaginary", Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 2004 - one of several co-authors *"Murals: The Great Walls of Joliet", Friends of Community Public Art with University of Illinois Press, 2001 *"Urban Art Chicago: A Guide to Community Murals, Mosaics, and Sculptures", Ivan R. Dee, 2000 - written with Olivia Gude *"Walls of Prophecy and Protest: William Walker and the Roots of a Revolutionary Public Art Movement”, Northwestern University Press, 2019