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Art by State: Wisconsin

Art by State: Wisconsin

The listing below groups art, artists and architectural elements by state. This list is a work in progress and is not comprehensive. Select a state from the list to learn more about the elements from that state:

Art by State: Wisconsin

Wisconsin
Art/
Architecture
LocationDescription
Statue

Robert M. LaFollette (Representative, Governor, Senator)

Statue

House connecting corridor, 2nd floor

Jacques Marquette (Explorer, Missionary)

Floors and Steps

beige limestone

Portrait

Senate wing

Senator Robert M. LaFollette, Sr. (by Chester LaFollette)

Painting

Senate wing

Charles G. Williams, Representative, represented in The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission (by Cornelia Adèle Strong Fassett)

Painting

Senate wing

W.P. Lynde, Representative, represented in The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission (by Cornelia Adèle Strong Fassett)

Painting

Senate wing

Timothy O. Howe, Senator, represented in The Florida Case before the Electoral Commission (by Cornelia Adèle Strong Fassett)

State Seal

President’s Room

ceiling mural (by Constantino Brumidi)

State Seal

plaster relief

Artist

Senate wing

Maria Herndl

d. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Circular skylights; the Washington window 

Artist

Vinnie Ream Hoxie

b. Madison, Wisconsin

Statues of Abraham Lincoln, S.J. Kirkwood, and Sequoyah

Artist

Helen Farnsworth Mears

b. Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Statue of Frances E. Willard

Last Updated: November 20, 2013