Just got a call from Anna Koh(one of his successful former students) that Eldon Danhausen had died. He taught figure sculpture for many years at the Art Institute -and it's been 30 years since I saw him, but I'll never forget his kindness. He let me into his class (as a non-paying student) back when I first came to Chicago years ago and could barely afford to live, much less hire my own models.
Regarding sculpture -- our tastes were very different -- but I still remember his admonition to clear the modeling stand of tools and clay before stepping back to look at a piece (since the wandering eye automatically measures all the things it sees against each other)
Above is a picture of his garden -- his pride and joy -- and so far, anyway, his claim to local fame. It was amazing how he made such a small space feel so spacious and beautiful.