Edward A. Boerner (1902 - 1981)

Birth date: 1902 Death date: 1981  
Birth location: Cedarburg, Wisconsin Death location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin  
Media: Graphic Art , Painter / Watercolor , Painting , Sculpture Web site:
Comprehensive (file rating) - Major Wisconsin artist file that includes comprehensive documentation on artist's life that can be researched on site at MWA.


Edward Boerner
Born 1902 in Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Died 1981 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Edward Boerner completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, but also studied at the University of Iowa under famed Regionalist painter Grant Wood.

Known as an artist as well as a teacher, Boerner had a gentle nature and was generous with his time, influencing many artists in the area. Boerner taught summer art classes near Holy Hill, (northwest of Milwaukee) in a renovated log cabin. He was chairman of art education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is remembered as an outstanding art teacher with a 42-year career in the Milwaukee Public Schools. Boerner was also a member of the Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors.

A versatile and accomplished artist, Boerner’s
principal medium of expression was watercolor.
Even so, he is recognized as a premier printmaker and painted in all media as well as creating sculpture. The landscape of his native Wisconsin was his favorite subject matter.

Selected One-Person Exhibitions

1962 Wauwatosa Adult & Vocational School - Exhibition of watercolors and casein paintings
Mount Mary College - Retrospective: Boerner from 1925 to 1972 

Selected Group Exhibitions

All Iowa Exhibition Wisconsin
Painters & Sculptors Exhibition
1942  Art Institute of Chicago 
Milwaukee Journal Gallery of Wisconsin Art 
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