MADISON — The
Wisconsin Historical Museum is presenting the first exhibition of
works by Wisconsin folk artist Paul Seifert.
In the late
1870s, Seifert began painting watercolors of Richland City area
farms and scenes and continued into the early 1900s.
Folk art scholars
discovered his work in 1950, nearly 30 years after his death, and
now he's recognized as a leading folk artist of rural scenes.
what he wanted to present so the farmyards, gardens, and orchards
were likely not as ideal as he depicted.
say Seifert's paintings, while highly desired by collectors, have
not been exhibited together previously.
in Watercolor: The Farmscapes of Paul Seifert" includes 17
paintings that will be on display through Aug. 30 in Madison.