This is a painting of St. Lawrence Catholic Church located in the small village of Navarino. Navarino is about two miles from the farm where I lived until I went into military service. I received the sacraments of Baptism and First Communion at St. Lawrence Catholic Chuch. My mother and father were married in this church as well. My dad, two brothers and a sister as well as other relatives and friends are buried in the parish cemetary.
This is part of the former Nisler dairy farm in Chilton where my wife was was born and grew up. Joanne left the farm after finishing high school. She attended Technical School in Appleton. After graduating she was employed by an Insurance Company.
12″ x 17″ unframed
22″ x 28″ framed
This is a clay self portrait sculpted in 1978.
Size: 11 1/2″
Pastel painting of grandson Gus. Gus is now in 7th grade, a good athlete, a knowledgeable fisherman and loves to fish. Most of all he is kind, caring and considerate.
Size: 8″ x 12″
Frank, a bachelor worked on our farm quite often. He was a kind gentle person and a hard worker. His farm was very small. He planted a few potatoes, cucumbers and raised a few chickens. Franks drove a Model A car. He died of a stroke in 1957 or 1958 I believe. I was still at the Art Institute of Chicago at the time of his death. Since his death I was able to do an oil and two watercolor paintings of his place. Frank was a humble man. He would have been very pleased that these paintings represent, to me, an icon of humility . At Christmas he usually gave our family a box of chocolates cherries, probably a large financial sacrifice from his little income. Frank lived just a quarter mile from our farm. Size: 20″ x 24″