Ed Paschke Studio Collection (EPAC)

Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Undetermined total volume of material primarily from the Evanston, Illinois, studio of artist Ed Paschke, who worked exclusively at this location for over 24 years. Materials include paintings, works on paper, posters, artist materials, teaching materials, sketches, photographs, source materials, and other studio artifacts. Much of these materials is part of a permanent installation which, in exacting detail, replicates Paschke’s workspace. 

The Ed Paschke Studio Collection (EPAC) also houses more than 50 artworks by Paschke.

Biographical Historical Note

Born in Chicago and a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ed Paschke created paintings, prints, and other artworks characterized by vibrant neon colors and dark, ominous, media-derived themes. Paschke regularly exhibited in New York, Paris, and Chicago. He was a professor of art at Northwestern University. 

Additional Notes

Additional archives, focusing primarily on Paschke’s teaching career, are held at the University Archives of Northwestern University.