Nathaniel Mary Quinn ’96 is now a celebrated artist in New York. But his struggle to reach his level of success was long and hard. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, living in the Robert Taylor Homes, Quinn received an academic scholarship to attend Culver Academies as a fourth-classman. During his first month away, his mother passed away, and when he returned to Chicago for Thanksgiving vacation, his family had moved. He never saw his father or brothers again. Yet he graduated and went on to Wabash College. Here is his story, as featured in The Brooklyn Reader.