February 21, 2019

Loss of a Miniatures Legend

The Sun-Times ran a full page obituary yesterday on the death of miniaturist Hank Kupjack.

Kupjack, son of the late Eugene Kupjack, carried on the "family business" with his brother, Jay. The father was one of the principal artists who worked on the legendary Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Growing up in Chicago, the Thorne Rooms were one of the highlights of a trip downtown, along with seeing Colleen Moore's fairy castle at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Another legend is gone.