Chicago Art Commission

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Chicago Art Commission Soundex Code C220

The Chicago Art Commission

At the suggestion of Mayor Carter Henry Harrison, Jr., the City Council Monday, November 9 1914 passed by unanimous consent an ordinance creating a Commission for the Encouragement of Local Arts. The ordinance specified that the Commission should be appointed by the Mayor, with the consent of the Council, and should consist of seven members, six of whom should be appointed on the recommendation of certain specified art organizations.

The Commission was authorized to purchase work of art by Chicago artists, which are to be used for the decoration of the City Hall, public schools, and other public buildings or grounds in Chicago.