Letter: Trustee should respect copyright of artwork
A fellow artist sent me the Jan. 22 Daily Herald article titled “Lombard trustee touches up incomplete mural of historic sites."
I recognized the painting as one done by Vern Milem, a distinguished Lombard artist and former dean of the Chicago Academy of Finer Arts and former president of the Chicago Artist's Guild. He taught various art classes in the surrounding communities over the years and was well known as "Mr. Vern."
Many of his murals are displayed throughout the community. The mural is obviously not a copy since in 1983 I don't think it was common to copy artwork that size.
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