Frederick Layton

Year inducted: 2004
1827-1919

A wealthy businessman, Frederick Layton can be regarded as Wisconsin’s earliest and most influential art patron. In 1887, he established the Layton Art Gallery, initially built to house his collection of fine painting and sculpture. This also housed the eponymous School of Art whose legacy is seen today in the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. The Layton Art Gallery also acted as the catalyst for the eventual creation of the Milwaukee Art Center and later the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Works by Frederick Layton

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