William Weege

Year inducted: 2012
1935-

William Weege studied printmaking, collage and sculpture at the University of Wisconsin. In the late 1960s his posters appeared on the streets of San Francisco and soon covered the walls of every young hipster's pad. His career pinnacled in 1970 and 1971 when his art was exhibited at the Worlds Fair in Japan and the 7th International Biennial Exhibition in 1970, the Museum of Modern Art in 1970 and at the Whitney Museum in 1971.

Weege is Professor Emeritus from the UW-Madison Art Department and founder and artistic director of Tandem Press. In 1991 and 1992 he participated in a collaborative project, the Arts America Project Grant exhibited in Finland and Korea. He is one of the earlier practitioners of the revival of making handmade paper. He is highly regarded for his broad understanding of all aspects of printmaking, and is constantly developing new ways for making art.

Works by William Weege