George Raab

Sheboygan 1866 — 1943 Milwaukee

Raab was a painter and a printmaker. Around 1890, he went to study at the Weimar Art Academy and at the Colarossi Art School in Paris. Back in Milwaukee in 1899, he became instrumental in foundational arts institutions in Wisconsin, helping establish the Society of Milwaukee Artists, teaching at the Art Students League, and curating at the Layton Art Gallery. Raab served on the Milwaukee Art Commission and joined the Milwaukee Art Association (now Milwaukee Art Museum). His art, often portraits of women, ranges widely—with styles from Impressionism to Academic Realism and more.