Peter C. Merrill

Year inducted: 2009

Dr. Peter C. Merrill, a noted art historian and scholar in the field of German-American Art, made significant contributions in the historical documentation of the Milwaukee art scene. His seminal work, German-American Artists in Early Milwaukee, exhaustively documented German-American artisans working locally in visual disciplines. These traditional art fields included portraiture, muralists, medalists, illustrators, and printmakers of various types, carvers, and designers. Cataloging about 1600 artists, this dictionary also provides historical information regarding the different time periods in which these artists crafted their work. Peter taught as a professor of Language and Linguistics at Florida Atlantic University. His scholarship in German-American art includes over 40 published articles and three books. While these contributions have done much to advance the knowledge in this field, his source material collected over 30 years of research will undoubtedly prove invaluable to generations to come. Upon retiring in 1997, his archive was divided, according to local emphasis, to the University of Cincinnati, The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Wisconsin Art.

Works by Peter C. Merrill

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