Edmund Lewandowski

Year inducted: 2005
1914-1998

Edmund, who was trained at the Layton School of Art, subsequently taught and was administrator at that institution. He moved to the international stage as a leader in American Modernism, specifically the movement known as Precisionism. In this he was the peer of artists like Charles Demuth and Joseph Stella, having exhibited many times at the nation’s most prestigious institutions. These included the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran, Whitney, Brooklyn Museum, and Metropolitan Museum. In 1938 he was represented in a show of US artists in the “Musée du Jeu de Paume,” Paris. Among his visible and popular works are numerous Precisionist covers for “Fortune Magazine,” the gigantic hard edge mosaic mural on the Eero Saarinen designed War Memorial Building in Milwaukee, and a postage stamp commemorating Poland’s millennium. A 1990s catalog of his work stated the following: “Through the years of painting, exhibiting and teaching and through his involvement in artistic endeavors in his community, Lewandowski has made a lasting contribution in the field of Precisionism and the development of Modern American Art.”

Works by Edmund Lewandowski