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Best iconic Chicago personality now that Studs is gone

Audience Choice, City Life Add comments

Tony Fitzpatrick

Studs Terkel was the last of a generation of Chicagoans who came of age in the fifties and sixties, and through a combination of talent, output and staying power became fixtures in our cultural consciousness. Oprah, MJ and Barack may have all come to fame in Chicago, but they’ve become global personalities now, transcending geography. Tony Fitzpatrick, one of our town’s most successful visual artists, epitomizes the city in his work and his personality. Beyond image-making, he’s an actor on stage and screen, a published poet and an occasional raconteur on the radio. But beyond all that, he’s a friendly, down-to-earth guy you might just run into and have a nice chat with at a literary event or a White Sox game.

Audience choice:
Roger Ebert

Best of Chicago 2009

One Response to “Best iconic Chicago personality now that Studs is gone”

  1. To which I replied: “Hell yes!” — Says:

    […] day I will always remember, wherein Tony Fitzpatrick asks me: “I’d like to show your collages in Chicago at FireCat…… you […]

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