History Sandwiched In: The Life and Legend of Folk Artist Paul Seifert

  • 30 N. Carroll St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 264-6555

Join Wisconsin Historical Society curator and author Joe Kapler as he discusses his new book "Wisconsin in Watercolor: The Life and Legend of Folk Artist Paul Seifert.

In 1867, German immigrant Paul Seifert settled in the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin and began capturing the distinctive farms and landscapes of his new home in vivid, detailed watercolors. Today, these paintings are coveted by American folk art collectors across the country, but Seifert's life remains shrouded in mystery. In this first book written about Paul Seifert, author Joe Kapler examines the life of this enigmatic artist and provides context for his extraordinary art.

  • Times: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: $3 suggested donation