John Rector Barton’s Rural Artists of Wisconsin (copyright 1948 by the Regents of the University of Wisconsin) was originally published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of Wisconsin. The book showcases the life and work of thirty non- professional Wisconsin artists who participated in Rural Art Exhibitions held at UW-Madison Memorial Union. It also provides a complete listing of all works on display at the 1940-1948 series of Rural Art Exhibitions organized by the Rural Art Committee in cooperation with the Student Union Gallery Committee. The UWDCC Arts Collection is indebted to Arthur O. Hove for suggesting this title for digitization as a valuable resource on the history of visual arts in Wisconsin. The UWDCC celebrated its one millionth digitized image from within this book. Rural Artists of Wisconsin is a University of Wisconsin Press publication.
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