About Cesar Conde and CJ Hungerman
Cesar Conde is a contemporary painter who uses old-world techniques with modern materials to paint his realistic portraits. He studied at Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, and with the master of Technique Mixte, Patrick Betaudier in his atelier in southern France and with Ed Hinkley in Chicago. His artwork has been exhibited internationally, and he deals mostly with social justice issues.
CJ Hungerman, originally from Pittsburgh, completed his graduate degree at Northern Illinois University. He has created many public art projects in Chicago; his most notable one is a 500-square-foot artwork conceived and created for the Chinatown Library in Chicago, which was funded by the mayor’s office and the City of Chicago. He won the Alice & Arthur Baer Award from the Beverly Arts Center in 2013, and in 2014 he received a grant from the Illinois Art Council Agency that enabled him to exclusively produce art.