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Untitled #700
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (1910–1983)

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Date: 1958

Materials: Mixed media on Masonite

Dimensions: 24 x 24"

Credit: Gift of Edward Thorp and Susan Brundage

Accession Number: 2006.17.1

Photo credit: Gavin Ashworth

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Eugene Von Bruenchenhein worked as a florist and a baker before devoting the last forty years of his life to making art. The son of a sign painter and stepson of a Sunday painter who believed in reincarnation, Von Bruenchenhein was exposed to creative trades and nonconformist ideas from an early age. It was a fortunate foundation for an artist who eventually found his voice in a wide range of expressions: poetry, photography, drawing, painting, ceramics, and sculpture. “Create and be recognized” commanded a sign hanging in the artist’s basement studio, and he attempted to do just that: his home was utterly transformed by his outpouring of expression.

Stacy C. Hollander, "Untitled #700," exhibition label for Jubilation|Rumination: Life, Real and Imagined. Stacy C. Hollander, curator. New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2012.


Untitled #700
Date: 1958
Artist:
Dimensions: 24 x 24"
Materials: Mixed media on Masonite
Credit Line: Gift of Edward Thorp and Susan Brundage
Place/Region: United States, Milwaukee
Accession Number: 2006.17.1
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