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Ragdale Foundation

USA / Illinois
Established 1976

  • Ragdale Foundation's Room
  • Ragdale Foundation's Space
  • Ragdale Foundation's Artist
  • Ragdale Foundation's Building
Ragdale is a non-profit artists’ community located on architect Howard Van Doren Shaw’s country estate in Lake Forest, 30 miles north of Chicago. In 1976, Shaw’s granddaughter, Alice Judson Hayes, transformed her family’s summer home into an artist’s retreat to provide time and space for artists to create important new work.