Out Of This World
Mar. 2, 2010–Mar. 2, 2012
3rd Floor Gallery, Zanvyl A. Krieger Main Building
About the Exhibition
Centennial Celebration of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein was born in Wisconsin on July 31, 1910. He lived in a small house in Milwaukee with his wife Marie, and he worked in a bakery. He was a self-taught artist, and believed he was capable of great things. His first paintings were on panels of boxes that he brought home from the bakery. Despite the fact that he was never successful in selling his work or gaining any recognition during his lifetime, his passion drove him to produce thousands of paintings, sculptures, and photographs. Since his death in 1983 he has been increasingly recognized as a uniquely important American visionary artist.
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