Schweikher House

Martyl: Landscapes of the Mind

The Schweikher House Preservation Trust cordially invites you to attend our second "Conversation in the Studio," and discuss the expanse of an historically significant artist’s work in her studio.

In 1953, the artist Martyl and her husband Alexander Langsdorf purchased modern architect Paul Schweikher's home and studio, leaving Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood to settle with their young daughters in rural Schaumburg. Martyl immediately turned Schweikher’s drafting studio into her art studio, where she continued her successful painting career until her death in 2013.

During this Conversation, artist Julie Mars will lead a fascinating talk about the life and body of work of the late artist Martyl Langsdorf. Julie will focus on Martyl’s favorite imagery of landscape, mountains, islands, false doors, and synapses and discuss these as metaphor in an attempt to unpack the deeper meaning in Martyl’s striking images.

For a limited time, following the lecture, attendees will have the opportunity to view the interior of The Schweikher House. Light refreshments will be served. $5 per person (pay at door). Space is limited and these lectures fill up fast!  Register now!

Julie A Mars is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been a fine arts professional for over 25 years. She has represented her own and other artists’ work as an art consultant for galleries, interior designers, major furnishing retailers, homeowners, collectors, and businesses. She is currently the Director of Communications at the Addison Center for the Arts where she enjoys fostering and promoting the arts in the community.


Date: 05/05/2019 (Sun.)

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT

Location: 645 S Meacham Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193

Created by:   Schweikher House

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