About the Exhibition

January 28–March 12

Hyde Gallery | Horicon Bank Gallery

In the 1930s and 1940s, widely recognized American artist Charles Thwaites executed four post office murals under the auspices of the WPA.

He was Wisconsin’s go-to painter for official portraits. In 1954, he relocated permanently to New Mexico and became a member of the “Taos Moderns” group, making purely abstract work inspired by natural elements. This exhibition seeks to restore an overlooked artist to his rightful place in twentieth-century American art.