Untitled [Milwaukee Industrial Area]

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Description

Painting of houses and industrial buildings with telephone poles and a white picket fence. Overall colors of dark blue, purple, and green on a light background. Undated.
On plaque: "Earl Gessert/Untitled/Gift of Harry and Diana Hunter"

Known as Milwaukee’s “Milkman Artist,” Earl Gessert (1918-1996) worked as a milkman in in the mornings for more than twenty years so that he was free to paint and teach in the afternoons. Gessert studied art and later taught at the Layton School of Art. According to the Museum of Wisconsin Art’s website, “he loved to paint industrialization and street scenes as if they had a life of their own… [H]e also helped form the Wisconsin Watercolor Society [and later] moved… to Arizona where he continued… painting every day until he was too ill to do so.”

Rights

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Physical Dimensions

26 1/2 x 34 in.

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