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fine art consultant

Kathleen E. Van Ella, American fine art consultant. Recipient award of special merit for public art, Young Lawyers Group of Chicago Bar Association, 1995. Member Illinois State History Association, Lake Forest Preservation Foundation; Member of Wedgwood Society, Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce.

Background

Ella, Kathleen E. Van was born on April 16, 1943 in Flint, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Wallace Joseph Weirich and Helen Catherine Gutenkauf.

Education

Bachelor of Science in History and English Literature, Loyola University, Chicago, 1967. Postgraduate, Ray-Vogue School Design, 1977—1980.

Career

Founder, president, director Portraits/Chicago Inc.-Fine Portrait Painting and Sculpture, Lake Forest, Illinois, since 1980. First program coordinator Common Ground, Deerfield, Illinois, 1975—1977. Director sales, marketing, public relations for Chinese artists East-West Contemporary Art Gallery, Chicago, 1986—1992.

Membership

Member Illinois State History Association, Lake Forest Preservation Foundation. Member of Wedgwood Society, Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Writing, travel, nature walking, swimming, reflecting.

Connections

Married James Eugene Van Ella, August 8, 1964 (divorced April 1975). Children: Aleen Janette Malloy, Erica Kathleen Krzyszkowski.

father:
Wallace Joseph Weirich

mother:
Helen Catherine Gutenkauf

spouse:
James Eugene Van Ella

children:
Aleen Janette Malloy Ella

Erica Kathleen Krzyszkowski Ella