Tracy Ostmann Haschke
About the piece
Crowded streets, depiction of city goers.
About the artist
As a native of rural Missouri, my artistic roots grew from a family of craftsmen and artisans—wood workers, clock makers, furniture builders, potters and painters. I have followed in the path of art making like my talented ancestors before me. After getting my BFA from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, I received a Post Baccalaureate certificate from The Art Institute of Chicago. In 1998, I started my own decorative painting business to support my art. My services included painted murals, decorative wall and furniture finishes, designing and constructing sculpture, and mosaics for businesses, residences and museums. My clients include The John G. Shedd Aquarium, The Field museum, The Chicago Historical Society, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Jelly Belly Candy Co., Warner Brothers, The University of Pennsylvania, Art and Soul restaurant in Washington D.C., Harvest Manor Nut Company, and The Cliff Dwellers Club of Chicago. I’ve participated in several gallery exhibits over the past twenty years, as well as public space venues. My work is included in private residences and Institutions throughout the United States as well as South Africa, Argentina, and Cuba. Today, I continue to create new work for exhibitions and seek out commission opportunities. I have resided in E. Garfield Park for fifteen years with my husband and two children.