Fred Akard 1926-2018 Fred was born in Chile on November 4, 1926, to American parents there for a business venture in mining. The family returned to Texas where Fred would spend the majority of his childhood. After admirably serving in the Armed Forces, Fred decided to pursue his love of Art, graduating from the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago. He spent the next 40 years of his life forming a visually focused art production manufacturing company, serving clients worldwide. Petites Choses was built on Fred's genius interpretation of color and form, unique to his artistic vision and ability. We lost a true artistic genius on June 2, 2018, leaving the world one less visual master, and his family and friends with an emptiness in their hearts. Fred was a man who loved Chicago, he was a visionary, entrepreneur, family member, and friend who has no replacement. We love you, and your beautiful visions will live on in your art forever. With love, thankfulness, and unparalleled admiration. - Your friends and Family. Memorial will be private. Donations can be made to Paws Chicago in honor of his beloved dachshunds.
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Published by Chicago Tribune from Jun. 12 to Jun. 17, 2018.