Stanley Dean Edwards's (1941- ) earliest paintings were large-scale and surreal, and often incorporating dog and other animal imagery. He later experimented with creating paintings based on the linear forms of Chicago's buildings (which were based on photographs). He recently began combining images of the city with animal imagery. His paintings have won awards from the Art Institute of Chicago and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and his work is in the collections of the National Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Known for his hard-edged painting style, Edwards lives in Chicago.