Chazen Museum of Art


Warrington Colescott: Wisconsin Master

October 23 to March 3 | Object Study Room and 2nd floor hallway, Chazen building

Warrington Colescott: Wisconsin Master

October 23, 2018 through March 3, 2019

Prints by Warrington Colescott are on view at the Chazen Museum of Art on the second floor of the Chazen building. Colescott, a printmaker and professor emeritus at UW–Madison, died Sept. 10 at his home in Hollandale, Wis. He was 97.

Colescott came to Madison on a one-year appointment in 1949 and taught here for 37 years. He remained active after retiring from teaching and was known for his work's political and social satire.

Works on view are from the museum's permanent collection and span the years from 1973 through 2013.

Home page image: Warrington Colescott, (American, 1921–2018), Ben Franklin at Versailles, from the series The History of Printmaking, 1975, color intaglio, 21 11/16 in x 27 7/8 in., gift of Mark and Helen Hooper, 1979.84

Image above: Warrington Colescott, (American, 1921–2018), Night of the Artists, 1986, color intaglio, 21 x 14 7/8 in.,
gift of the Wisconsin Foundation for the Arts (1986 Governor's Award in Support of the Arts), 1986.73

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