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Chicago Interior (1933-34). J. Theodore Johnson (1902-1963). Oil on canvas.
The warmth from the radiator is almost palpable in this painting, contrasting with the snowy city seen through the window. The distinctive blue-tiled tower of the American Furniture Mart identifies the setting. The artist portrayed his wife Barbara reading in their hotel room. The warm browns, yellows, and oranges raise the visual temperature, heightened further by hot touches of red.