Paul S. Donhauser (1936 - 2007)

Birth date: 5/6/1936 Death date: 11/22/2007  
Birth location: Berlin, Germany Death location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin  
Media: Ceramic , Decorative Art , Painting Web site:
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Biographical Brief

Parents, Frieda and Karl Donhauser, Berlin, Germany.
1948: immigrated to Sheboygan, Wisconsin with his mother and brother from post war Germany.
Mid 1950s: student at Sheboygan High School, had a painting accepted for the Milwaukee Journal Art Calendar.
B.A.- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Studio Arts and Art Education.
M.A. -University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D.-Illinois State University.
Work Experiences:
1964-2004: Professor of art, taught design and ceramics at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for 40 years.
While teaching and working in both clay and painting and exhibiting in regional, national and international Exhibitions:
He was a Rosebush Professor and received almost every honor ceramics had to offer, notably, a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Visual Arts and the
Grand Prize at the International Ceramics Competition, Faenza, Italy.
1989, exhibited in the WI Artists Biennial, Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, WI
Countless private collectors, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. City of Milwaukee Permanent Collection and the Prudential Plaza, Chicago, Illinois
Represented by:
Tory Folliard Gallery..


Paul S. Donhauser
Born 1936 in Berlin, Germany
Died 2007 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Professor of Art at the University of  Wisconsin -Oshkosh, Paul S. Donhauser's artistic career spanned four decades. 

In 1948 he immigrated to Sheboygan, Wisconsin with his mother, Lois, and brother, Ted. He attended Sheboygan High School where one of   his paintings was accepted in the Milwaukee Journal Calendar and impacted his desire to become an artist. Paul received his formal art training at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee earning a BA degree in Studio Arts and Art Education, a MA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and later his PH.D at Illinois State University.

He married Lois Killips in 1960 and they had two daughters, Stephanie and Jennifer.

He accomplished the rank of  Rosebush Professor in ceramics while teaching design and ceramics at the University of Oshkosh until he retired in 2004.   He exhibited  at many local,  regional and international art exhibitions, including the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council and and the Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors/Artist in all Media.

Paul was the recipient of  the National Endowment for the Visual Arts Fellowship,  the Grand Prize at the International Ceramics Competition in Faenza, Italy and virtually every available honor in the field of ceramics.

 His artwork can be found in countless private collections, Smithsonian Institute, WashingtonD.C., the Permmanent Collection of the City of Milwaukee, The Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend and the Prudential Plaza, Chicago, Illinois.





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