Mary Nohl

Milwaukee 1914 — 2001 Milwaukee

Nohl created her own environment, filling her lakefront Fox Point home with her wood reliefs, stained glass, mobiles, and peopling her yard with concrete dinosaurs and other forms that caught her fancy. Nohl graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and delighted in painting, clay, silversmithing, and more as well as sculpting. Her sources were as varied as her output—“good design” was her criterion. In addition to making her home into the expression of her art, Nohl left the Greater Milwaukee Foundation $11.3 million to support art education and the visual arts.