Chicago society of artists


Organized in 1887, the CSA claims to be the oldest continuing association of artists in the United States. Its goals are the advancement of art in the Chicago area and encouragement of productivity through exhibitions and education. Membership includes painters, print makers, sculptors, photographers, art critics and art educators. Prominent artists associated with the CSA are Adam Albright. Ralph Clarkson, JOseph Kleitsch and LeRoy Nieman. Sources:; AskART biographies