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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Landscape view of the Martin Luetscher II farmstead, Honey Creek Township, Wisconsin, c. 1875 (Museum object #2005.182.1)

Date: 1954-10-14 

Description: Artist Warrington Colescott poses with paint brush in one hand and a paint palette board in the other hand as he gazes upon a nearly completed oil painting...

Photograph

Artist Aaron Bohrod

Date: 1949-01-31 

Description: University of Wisconsin artist, Aaron Bohrod, working in a studio with four adults looking on.

Date: 1984-11 

Description: Doraine Priest gives a live oil painting demonstration at the Dodge County Extension Homemakers Holiday Fair.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A woman holds a paintbrush, palette, and painter's stick while observing her painting on an easel in front of her.

Date: 1915 

Description: The young painter Adair (played by Elmer Clifton) stands by his easel holding his brush and palette. He is dressed in standard artist's garb: smock, floppy...

Date: 1944-10-23 

Description: Max Fernekes of Mineral Point with a display of his watercolors and sketches for a one-man show at the State Historical Museum. He was also a featured arti...

Date:  date unknown

Description: "Resources of Wisconsin", a painting by Edwin Howland Blashfield. The painting is in the inner dome of the Wisconsin State Capitol, and is painted in a seg...

Date:  date unknown

Description: "A Lake Trading Station" painting in the North Hearing Room, in the Wisconsin State Capitol, by Charles Turner. This is one of four paintings depicting the...

Photograph

WPA Art Project

Date: 1935 after

Description: Santos Zingale (1908-1999), then an unemployed artist, working on the cartoon phase of a WPA mural he was painting in Racine. The preliminary sketch from w...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Copy of Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington painted by Thomas Sully, 1854. (Museum object #1942.506)

Date:  date unknown

Description: The Senate Chamber in the Wisconsin State Capitol. The triptych features three paintings by Kenyon Cox, of "The Marriage of the Atlantic and Pacific", symb...

Painting

Henry Gratiot

Date:  date unknown

Description: Front and back views of a miniature portrait of Henry Gratiot (1789-1836), a prominent figure in southwestern Wisconsin during the lead mining era. Gratiot...

Date: 1971-11 

Description: Poster for an exhibition of artworks by Richard Hamilton at the Elvehjem Art Center, in Madison, Wisconsin.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: Friedrich Wilhelm Heine at work in his studio. An unidentified woman paints at an easel. Many paintings and sketches surround them. Heine was the Superviso...

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: Alice Kent Trimpey sits painting at an easel in front of a window in the Trimpey home. There is a sofa behind her.

Date:  

Description: Portrait of artist William Ashby McCloy (1913-2000), in front his three part mural depicting the history of Wisconsin. He was born in Maryland and spent m...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Drawing of a painter's palette with brushes and swatches of paint against a black background, with the text: "Sid Boyum Graphic Arts." In the bottom left c...

Date: 1899 

Description: Two women sitting in the "rest room" at the McCormick Reaper Works. A piano sits in the background.

Date: 1948-05-06 

Description: University of Wisconsin-Madison student art show winners are Gene Pizzuto, Ted Wolff, and Richard Houghton. Pizzuto is chairman of the show's sponsoring co...

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