Schlam, Larry

Lawrence Schlam, October 24, 1942 – March 7, 2015, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School, City College of New York and New York University School of Law.   He came to Chicago in the late 1960’s as a VISTA volunteer lawyer helping the neediest, and earned many honors.  Schlam eventually became one of the original law professors in the new College of Law at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.  He loved teaching, he loved music, and he loved fine art.

Larry Schlam collected watercolors from local artist Charlotte Rollman, Japanese prints, Southwest Indian jewelry, basketry and other Southwest collectibles, Chinese lapis lazuli figurines, ivory and cloisonné enamelware.  He had a vast collection of nostalgic photographs and poster art.  His interests seemed to lean toward the existential.  Serene landscapes, Asian woodblock prints, and turquoise providing solace for the spirit and well-being for the body.  He seemed to appreciate the craftsmanship of cloisonné enameling, floral patterns and designs with welded brass on a metal plate typically fashioned in vases, jars and boxes, and the enamel is melted glass particles. 

This website does not have a “shopping cart” feature as the owner of believes that the sale of fine art should remain professional:  The buyer, if possible, would have the option to see the actual piece that will be displayed at The Art Box in downtown DeKalb, and credit card information secure.  Sales tax and S&H will be applied.    You may contact the owner, Daniel Grych via email: or by phone:  815-758-0313 Monday – Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm.

The following is a gallery for his art collection, which is for sale at fair market value: