• Thomas Kapsalis
    Cafe America
    2005
    oil and sand on canvas
    32 x 26 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Street Scene
    2008
    oil on canvas
    50 x 30 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Two Forms
    2000
    oil and sand on masonite and wood
    29 1/4 x 25 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Construction
    1999
    wood
    15 x 8 3/4 x 6 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    In Transition
    1997
    oil on canvas
    20 x 16 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Duo
    1994
    oil on canvas
    12 x 9 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    The Box
    1993
    oil on canvas
    22 x 28 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    The Doorway
    1991
    oil on canvas
    20 x 16 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Plan
    1988
    oil on canvas
    40 x 30 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Squares in a Field
    1987
    oil on canvas
    23 x 17 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Still Life and Cloth
    1984
    oil on canvas
    22 x 18 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Unit Cubes
    1983
    oil on canvas
    24 x 20 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Cells
    1980
    oil on canvas board
    15 x 12 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Untitled (Point, Line, and Plane)
    1977
    oil on canvas
    50 x 50 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Chart 2
    1977
    oil on canvas
    20 x 10 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Chart 1
    1977
    oil on canvas
    20 x 10 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Table in a Box
    1973
    oil on canvas
    12 x 9 3/4 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Heads
    1970
    oil on canvas board
    27 x 20 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Portraits
    1968
    oil on canvas board
    28 x 22 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Three Sounds
    1964
    brazed stainless steel and copper
    21 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Black and White Etc.
    1961
    oil on canvas
    20 x 22 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Animal
    1957
    cast bronze
    4 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Fish and Cube
    1947/1952
    ceramic, wood, and brass
    24 1/2 x 8 x 7 inches

  • Thomas Kapsalis
    Nocturne
    1949
    oil on canvas
    8 x 15 inches


BIO

b. 1925

Lives and works in Chicago.

One of Chicago’s great abstractionists, painter Thomas Kapsalis has been an important artist and educator since the late ’40s, when he graduated from the School of the Art Institute. A prisoner of war in Germany, captured during the Battle of the Bulge, Kapsalis returned to continue his pursuit of art-making, eventually returning to Germany in the early ’50s on a Fullbright-Hays Fellowship to study with Willi Baumeister. He has taught at the School of the Art Institute since 1954, and his work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo shows. Among the honors bestowed upon Kapsalis are Huntington Harford Foundation Grants (1956, 1959); Robert Rice Jenkins Prize, Chicago & Vicinity Exhibition, Art Institute of Chicago (1956); Pauline Palmer Prize, Chicago & Vicinity Exhibition, AIC (1960); Mr. & Mrs. Jule F. Brower Prize, Chicago & Vicinity Exhibition, AIC (1969).