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Dick Locher, artist known for “Dick Tracy” comic strip, showcases work at North Central College

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Dick Locher, longtime artist for “Dick Tracy” comic strip
Dick Locher, longtime artist for “Dick Tracy” comic strip

North Central College will showcase works by artist Dick Locher in an exhibit titled “Dick Locher: A Hometown Artist” presented by Naper Settlement Aug. 22 through Sept. 28.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. An artist reception will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Locher’s ability to capture the absurdities of life through political cartooning culminated in his winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 and garnering top honors from the Sigma Delta Chi/Society of Professional Journalists in the same year. Among his many other awards, he was named to the Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame in 2008.

A Naperville resident, Locher began his editorial cartooning career at the Chicago Tribune in 1973; he was the artist and writer for the “Dick Tracy” comic strip from 1983 to 2011. His cartoons were nationally syndicated by Tribune Media Services and have appeared in Life, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, Playboy, The Congressional Record and hundreds of newspapers throughout the world.

For gallery hours or to learn more about the exhibit contact Nickole C. Lanham, North Central’s gallery director, at 630-637-5375 or nclanhammurray@noctrl.edu.  

North Central College’s 2014-2015 Fine and Performing Arts Season is partially sponsored by season supporters including BMO Harris, Bulley & Andrews, Casa by Charleston, Grant Thornton, J.P. Morgan, Main Street Promenade, Marquette Properties, Monarch Landing, Nicor Gas, Ryan Hill Realty, U.S. Bank Private Client Reserve and Water Street Development.

08-01-2014