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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Portrait of Lucius Fairchild by John Singer Sargent, 1887. (Museum object #1942.305)

Date: 1913 

Description: The actors Earle Williams, Rex Ingram, and Lillian Walker pose in a scene still from Vitagraph's "The Artist's Great Madonna." The scene is an artist's stu...

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...

Date: 1950-04-17 

Description: Newlyweds George and Lorna Homes decorate their first apartment at 1028 Erin Street. George places his oil painting "Russian Spring" on the wall as Lorna l...

Date: 1989-05 

Description: Detail of "Resources of Wisconsin", painted by Edwin Howland Blashfield, inside the Wisconsin State Capitol. A woman representing Wisconsin is enthroned o...

Date: 1989-05 

Description: Detail of "Resources of Wisconsin", painted by Edwin Howland Blashfield, inside the Wisconsin State Capitol. A woman is depicted holding a bunch of grape...

Date: 1966 

Description: Governor Warren Knowles and Artist Georgia O'Keefe at the presentation of the Wisconsin Governor's Award for Creativity in the Arts.

Date: 1905 

Description: Grace Genevieve Cunningham, member of the Menomonie High School class of 1905, depicted as a painter. While she is described as an artist, she is shown pai...

Date: 1983-11 

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: 1949-04-07 

Description: "Robert Paterson, Oshkosh, won The Wisconsin State Journal's purchase award of $25 in the 21st annual UW student art show. Here he is with his water color...

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Placard for display with replicas of Cyrus McCormick's reaper of 1831. The replicas were produced by the International Harvester Company for the "reaper ce...

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: 1915 

Description: In this scene still for "The Artist's Wife," the young artist Adair (played by Elmer Clifton) is seated and holds a sketch or document in his hands. His mo...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the home where John Bristol, the landscape painter, was born on March 14, 1824.

Date: 1961-09-18 ca.

Description: Two painters sit on an elevated, wooden plank suspended between two ladders. They are painting the side of the "County Power and Light Co" building. The bu...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Child's Valentine's Day card with the image of a little girl with an artists palette and two paint brushes. The word "Valentine" appears on the palette. Sh...

Date: 1945-05-01 

Description: Winifred (Bonnewitz) Ford with several of her watercolor paintings from the exhibit at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin titled "Old Homes in Madis...

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Description: Studio full-length portrait of a European American woman posed standing and holding a diploma in front of her with both hands. She wears gloves and a light...

Date: 1915 

Description: The young painter Adair (played by Elmer Clifton) helps a girl from high society (Lucille Young) with her wrap. They stand in his artist's studio.

Date: 1887-11 

Description: Group portrait of German painters relaxing in the studio of the American Panorama Company, during a break from painting the Jerusalem cyclorama depicting t...

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