Truman Lowe

Black River Falls 1944 — 2019 Madison

During his lifetime as an artist, teacher, and curator, Lowe achieved national acclaim. A proud representative of the Ho-Chunk Nation, he was professor of Native American studies and sculpture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison for almost three decades, then became founding curator of contemporary art at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC from 2000 to 2008. Like the man himself, Lowe’s work is quiet, thoughtful, and spare. Nature and the influence of his Winnebago culture as material and philosophy underpin his simple, minimalist sculptures.