Dr. John I. Perl

American, 1896 - 1972


Dr. John Ignatius Perl was born Galanta, Czechoslovakia in 1896. He arrived in the United States in 1924 and became a citizen in 1929. Dr. Perl was a physician and surgeon who was connected with Augustana Hospital in Chicago. At the age of 46, Dr. Perl took up painting as a serious avocation and on his first attempt at a major exhibition, his work was accepted into an Art Institute of Chicago watercolor show in 1942. He exhibited at the Art Institute in 1942, 1943, 1946 and 1948 and was best known for his scenes of Chicago. He had local gallery representation at a prominent Chicago gallery at that time called The Little Gallery on Delaware Pl. Dr. Perl was an important patron to many Chicago artists, including Boris Anisfeld. In 1972, Dr. Perl died in Chicago at the age of 76.

Dr. John Ignatius Perl was born Galanta, Czechoslovakia in 1896. He arrived in the United States in 1924 and became a citizen in 1929. Dr. Perl was a physician and surgeon who was connected with Augustana Hospital in Chicago. At the age of 46, Dr. Perl took up painting as a serious avocation and on his first attempt at a major exhibition, his work was accepted into an Art Institute of Chicago watercolor show in 1942. He exhibited at the Art Institute in 1942, 1943, 1946 and 1948 and was best known for his scenes of Chicago. He had local gallery representation at a prominent Chicago gallery at that time called The Little Gallery on Delaware Pl. Dr. Perl was an important patron to many Chicago artists, including Boris Anisfeld. In 1972, Dr. Perl died in Chicago at the age of 76.

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