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FALL 2007

FOLK ART

It has been almost a quarter century since the art of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein came into public view. Since 1983, his photographs, paintings, and ceramic, bone, and mixedmedia sculptures have achieved considerable acclaim; his works are represented in prominent museums and private collections and have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the country. For most of his adult life, imagining, conceiving, and making art was all-consuming, and he left an enormous oeuvre. Von Bruenchenhein's production is astonishing in its scope and originality, for the intensity of focus on serial works in various media, and for its panoptic nature.

UNTITLED (Bone Towers) Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (1910-1983) Milwaukee c. 1979 Paint on chicken bones and turkey bones with glue, clay, wood, varnish, egg shell, and mixed media 29-54" h. John Michael Kohler Arts Center Permanent Collection, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Folk Art (Fall 2007)  

Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses: The Synagogue to the Carousel • The Construction of a Carousel: Clues to an Industry from the Frederick Fri...

Folk Art (Fall 2007)  

Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses: The Synagogue to the Carousel • The Construction of a Carousel: Clues to an Industry from the Frederick Fri...