Hinsdale alum displays art achievement at the Hinsdale Library


Talia Sankari

Central alum Jonathan Marquardt’s art is currently on display at the Hinsdale Library.

Maybe “linocut printmaking” sounds like a foreign concept for most, maybe even AP arts students, and a bass-centered art doesn’t scream “Hinsdale Central Alum,” yet Jonathan Marquardt broke through to his inner-fisherman and artist after his Hinsdale Central graduation by creating bass-inspired linocut printmaking art.

Marquardt attended and graduated from Central and currently lives in Waunakee, Wisconsin; he spends his time skiing, hiking, and fly fishing. His passion for the outdoors and his experiences in Laura Milas’ AP art studio course ultimately led to his artwork.

Through the meticulous articulation that is required by linocut printmaking, Marquardt decided to showcase this work at the Hinsdale Library. The gallery includes single-color linocut prints of mostly fish or other aquatic, natural scenes.

One student, Donna Dimitrova, in AP Studio Art said that “Marquardt’s specialized style gives me a lot of initiative to get my pieces done timely.”

Marquardt’s pieces will be in the library and on sale through his Etsy site and at the library through the winter. Contact his website for more information.