Exhibition history of the painting: Art Institute of Chicago, Room of Chicago Art, Feb. 21 - Ap. 1, 1945: Art Club of Chicago Annual Exhibition, 1947; Annual Exhibition by Artists of the Old Northwest Territory, 1948. Jean Crawford Adams was a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago; studied under Andre L'Hote in Paris; and was primarily a painter of landscapes in oil and watercolor. She was a member of the Chicago Society of Artists, the Arts Club, etc., and received numerous awards.
Landscape (skyline) view from Auditorium Building (Adler & Sullivan, architects) looking north. Water tank to the left and back view of the McCormick Building - 332 S. Michigan and the Strauss Building - 310 S. Michigan at right.; With a perspective from the Adler & Sullivan - designed Auditorium Building, Adams's cityscape glorifies the architecture of modern Chicago. Her streamlined, geometric approach echoes the "precisionist' style of Charles Sheeler and Ralston Crawford.