Paper Hat , 1993
About the artist
Bill Cass received a BFA degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1977, followed by an MFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1981. Cass has been a visiting artist at the Art Institute of Chicago since 1982 and is a full-time lecturer in Northwestern University’s Department of Art Theory and Practice.
Cass has won a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and three awards from the Illinois Arts Council for his work, which combines religious imagery and a folk art style. His work is represented in the collections of several museums, including the Krannert Art Center in Champaign, Illinois and the Madison Art Center in Wisconsin.