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Gaylord Schanilec: A Natural History

February 15, 2019 to April 7, 2019
James Watrous Gallery • Overture Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor • Madison

Exhibition Related Events

Gaylord Schanilec, Unionidae: Downstream, wood engraving, 2010. From  the book Lac Des Pleurs, Midnight Paper Sales, 2015.
February 15, 2019
Featuring an artist talk at 5:30pm

Meet Gaylord Schanilec and celebrate the opening of his exhibi

April 5, 2019

An informal tour with exhibition curator Jody Clowes.


When Lynne Railsback began painting, she didn't paint roses, orchids, or iris. The plants that grew in the woods and prairies in the Midwest were her favorite subjects. She particularly enjoyed the plants in fall and winter with their interesting shapes, colors, and textures.

Best known for his color wood engravings, Gaylord Schanilec has set the standard for contemporary artist’s books over the last forty years. His widely collected and unique fine press books explore his interests and experiences as well as his hometown landscape and community.

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1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608-263-1692

James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-265-2500