RARE VINTAGE ILLUSTRATION
E. A. BOERNER
Boerner prints are hand rubbed prints on Japanese
paper, from the original linoleum cut.
EDWARD A BOERNER SPENT OVER
40 YEARS AS A PUBLIC SCHOOL ART TEACHER AND WAS KNOWN AS THE "DEAN
OF MILWAUKEE ART TEACHERS"
An article I read in the
library from The Milwaukee Sentinel, October 17, 1981, gibes
details about his life. It said he died around that date of a heart
attack at age 79. He taught in MPS for 42 years and also at
UW-Milwaukee and in mnay other seminar and workshop situations in
He was a native of Cedarburg
and he received his bacheor's degree from UW-Madison in 1926 and a
master of arts from the University of Iowa in 1940.
In 1972, Cardinal Stritch College
honored Boerner with an exhibition of work by his former
He started his teaching career in
1926 at Kosciuszko Junior High School. Over the years he was head
of the arts department at Bay View, Pulaski and Rufus King High
Schools until he retired in 1967.
He taught at UWM from 1940-1947. He
was past president of the Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors and the
Wiscosnin Watercolor Society and was past chairman of the art
section of the Wisconsin Education Association.
The article says he was an active
memeber of the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Ozauke Art Center, the
Wisconsin Art Teachers Association, the Wisconsin Art Council, the
Milwaukee Area Teachers of Art and the Rurual Rembrandts of
Wautoma. He was also a life member of the Wilderness Society and
the Nature Conservancy.
It said watercolors were his prime
medium of expression, but he was also recognized as a premier
THIS IS A SMALL ART PIECE,
PEN AND INK OF SCREECH OWLS
MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 3 1/2 X 4
HAND WRITTEN BENEATH THE DRAWING
IS THE WORDS "SCREECH OWLS AND PENCIL SIGNATURE
E. A. BOERNER
THE DRAWING IS MATTED AND FRAMED
WHICH MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 8 1/2 X 10 1/2
FRAME HAS MINOR SCRATCHES
INCLUDED IS A COPY OF A NEWSPAPER
WHICH HAS A PHOTO OF BOERNER AND HIS
WIFE STANDING NEXT TO A TERRA COTTA BUST OF HIM DONE BY ONE OF HIS
STUDENTS, JEUNE NOWAK WUSSOW. THE ARTICLE IS TITLED "BORNER
HONORED BY FORMER STUDENTS" BY DEAN JENSEN AND IT MENTIONS A
SURPRISE SHOW OF HIS STUDENTS WORKS WHICH WAS A FUNDRAISER TO EARN
ENOUGH MONEY TO SEND THE COUPLE ON A EUROPEAN VACATION.
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