Publications 

    The Museum of Wisconsin Art’s collection of early Wisconsin art and archives covers a time from Euro-American settlement in Wisconsin to 1950. Works from this outstanding regional art collection have been written about in numerous American and German publications, including those which the Museum of Wisconsin Art has published. The titles listed below representing early Wisconsin art are currently available for sale from the Museum of Wisconsin Art.

    Book cover of In Celebration - The Life and Art of Ruth Grotenrath

    In Celebration
    The Life and Art of Ruth Grotenrath
    Susan J. Montgomery

    In Celebration details the life and art of Ruth Grotenrath (1912–88), an American artist whose work spanned the middle fifty years of the twentieth century. Tracing Grotenrath’s influences and methods of working—from her earliest American Regionalist paintings and WPA murals to the colorful still lifes that captured the imagination of her many fans and patrons—Susan Montgomery depicts the artist’s unique perceptions of her intimate environment and her efforts to reflect the vibrant beauty of the world around her.

    MWA: $29.95
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    Book cover of In the Moment - The Life and Art of Schomer Lichtner

    In the Moment
    The Life and Art of Schomer Lichtner
    Susan J. Montgomery

    In the Moment is a visual account of the life and art of Schomer Lichtner (1905–2006), a much-celebrated artist working in the American Midwest. Susan Montgomery draws on archival materials and interviews with Lichtner and others to trace the development of his long and productive career, which began in the first decade of the twentieth century and continued until his death at the age of 101. The 350 images in this book span more than seventy-five years of artwork, including paintings, sculptures, theatrical sets, greeting cards, and drawings.

    MWA: $29.95
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    Book cover of In the Moment - The Life and Art of Schomer Lichtner

    Slipcovered set of both books(Schomer Lichtner & Ruth Grotenrath)
    Susan J. Montgomery

    MWA: $59.90
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    List of Publications

    Book MWA Website price
    Includes S&H, tax
    A Chronology of Wisconsin Art & History to 1950
    (Thomas Lidtke)
    $4.00 $7.50
    A Corner of the World: The Art of Lois Ireland Zwettler
    (Michael Hall)
    $8.00 $11.50
    Birds of Wisconsin
    (Owen Gromme)
    $75.00 $80.00
    Carl von Marr, American-German Artist (Hardcover)
    (Thomas Lidtke)
    $40.00 $45.00
    Carl von Marr, American-German Artist (Softcover)
    (Thomas Lidtke)
    $23.00 $28.00
    Charles Munch, Dreaming in Color
    (Jody Clowes, Richard Ely)
    $19.95 $24.95
    Collecting the Art of Wisconsin
    (Thomas Lidtke, Peter C. Merrill)
    $2.00 $5.50
    David Lenz: Urban & Rural Paintings of Wisconsin
    (Jeffery Hayes)
    $12.95 $16.45
    Door County’s Art History
    (Lorraine Mengert)
    $15.00 $20.00
    Famous Wisconsin Artists & Architects
    (Hannah Heidi Levy)
    $16.95 $21.95
    Francesco J. Spicuzza
    Wisconsin Impressionist – Clippings of Life

    (Marguerite Spicuzza Hambling)
    $19.95 $24.95
    George Goundie Sculpture/Joseph Friebert Paintings
    (Robert Corrigan, John Lloyd Taylor)
    $4.00 $7.50
    George Raab – Prominence in 19th Century Region Art
    (Thomas Lidtke, Peter C. Merrill)
    $4.00 $7.50
    German-American Artists in Early Milwaukee Biographical Dictionary
    (Peter C. Merrill)
    $25.00 $30.00
    German Milwaukee
    Its History, Its Recipes
    (Trudy Knauss Paradis, E.J. Brumder)
    $35.00 $40.00
    German-American Painters in Wisconsin Fifteen Biographical Essays
    (Peter C. Merrill)
    $25.00 $30.00
    Great Lakes Muse American Scene Painting In the Upper Midwest 1910-1960 (Michael Hall and Pat Glascock)    
    H.H. Bennett – A Sense of Place
    (Tom Bamberger, Terrence L. Marvel)
    $10.00 $13.50
    How to Draw Wisconsin’s Sights & Symbols
    (Stephanie True Peters)
    $18.95 $23.95
    Howard Schroedter, A Retrospect Exhibition
    (Mark Chepp)
    $4.00 $7.50
    John Steuart Curry Inventing the Middle West
    (Patricia Junker)
    $32.00 $37.00
    John Steuart Curry: The Road Home
    (Alice S. Bertels)
    $23.95 $28.95
    Jo’s Book, Sketches by Joan M. Pick $10.00 $13.50
    Joseph Friebert, Fred Berman, & the Milwaukee Scene
    (Corbett vs. Dempsey)
    $10.00 $13.50
    In the Moment: The Life and Art of Schomer Lichtner
    (Susan J. Montgomery)
    $29.95 $35.00
    In Celebration: The Life and Art of Ruth Grotenrath
    (Susan J. Montgomery)
    $29.95 $35.00
    Slipcovered set of both books(Schomer Lichtner & Ruth Grotenrath)
    (Susan J. Montgomery)
    $59.90 $65.00
    Laurence Rathsack: A Retrospect 1942-1990
    (Beth Eisendrath, Ervin Nowicki)
    $4.00 $7.50
    Making of Milwaukee
    (John Gurda)
    $29.95 $34.95
    Memories of Mrs. Andrew J. Pick
    (Militta H. Suder)
    $10.00 $13.50
    My Life – An Autobiography by John Marr
    (John Marr)
    $4.00 $7.50
    Museums, Zoos & Botanical Gardens of Wisconsin
    (Anton Rajer)
    $17.95 $22.95
    Outdoor Sculpture in Milwaukee -
    A Cultural & Historical Guidebook

    (Diane Buck & Viginia Palmer)
    $20.00 $25.50
    Oxymorons – Absurdly Logical Quilts
    (Dianne Shire)
    $18.95 $23.95
    Panorama World of Panoramas
    (Gabriele Koller)
    $19.95 $24.95
    Past To The Present: Folk Arts Along Wisconsin’s Ethnic Settlement Trail
    (Robert Teske)
    $6.00 $9.50
    Public Sculpture in Wisconsin
    (Anton Rajer & Christine Style)
    $27.95 $32.95
    Ray Gloeckler Master Printmaker
    (Andrew Stevens)
    $24.95 $29.95
    Rural Artists of Wisconsin
    (John Rector Barton)
    $29.95 $34.95
    Ruth Grotenrath with her paintings (large)
    (Schomer Litchtner)
    $30.00 $35.00
    Ruth Grotenrath with her paintings (small)
    (Schomer Litchtner)
    $15.00 $20.00
    Susan S. Frackelton – Women of Fire Book
    (Sinsinawa Dominicans)
    $13.00 $16.50
    The Five – Berman, Friebert, Kwint, Lichtner, Thrall
    (The William S. Fairfield Public Gallery)
    $4.00 $7.50
    The Making of Milwaukee
    (John Gurda)
    $29.95 $34.95
    Through Georgia’s Eyes
    (Rachel Rodriguez)
    $16.95 $21.95
    Tried by Fire
    (Susan S. Frackelton)
    $16.00 $21.00
    Useful Work for Unskilled Women
    (Mary Kellogg Rice)
    $24.95 $29.95
    Views of Our County: A Thomas Exhibition
    (Moira E. Thomas, Morgan E. Baird)
    $14.95 $18.45
    Vinnie and Abraham
    (Dawn FitzGerald)
    $15.95 $20.95
    Wilde World: The Art of John Wilde
    (Russell Panczenko, Theodora Wolff)
    $24.95 $29.95
    Things of Nature and the Nature of Things - John Wilde
    (Chazen Museum of Art)
    $29.95 $34.95
    Wisconsin Art History Series –
    WI Painters & Sculptors
    Artists in all Media Centennial Exhibition

    (Museum of Wisconsin Art/West Bend Art Museum)
    $8.00 $11.50
    Wisconsin Art History Series – Gerrit Sinclair A Retrospect
    (Peter Treacy)
    $4.00 $7.50
    Wisconsin Art History Series – Early Wisconsin Women Artists
    (Museum of Wisconsin Art/West Bend Art Museum)
    $8.00 $11.50
    Wisconsin Art History Series – Early Wisconsin Craftmasters
    (Museum of Wisconsin Art/West Bend Art Museum)
    $4.00 $7.50
    Wisconsin Art History Series –
    Foundations of Art in Wisconsin

    (Museum of Wisconsin Art/West Bend Art Museum)
    $8.00 $11.50
    Wisconsin Art History Series –
    My Life – An Autobiography by John Marr

    (Museum of Wisconsin Art/West Bend Art Museum)
    $4.00 $7.50
    Wisconsin Artists –
    A Celebration of Jewish Presence

    (Curtis L. Carter & Johann J. K. Reusch)
    $15.00 $18.50
    Wisconsin Folk Art
    (Robert Teske)
    $11.00 $14.50
    Wisconsin Land of Change
    (Shiela Reaves)
    $34.95 $39.95
    Wisconsin the Spirit of America
    (Joanne Trestrail)
    $12.95 $16.45
    With Friends: Six Magic Realists
    (Robert Cozzolino)
    $29.95 $34.95
    150 Years of Wisconsin Printmaking
    (Andrew Stevens)
    $19.95 $24.95