Wisconsin in Watercolor


By Erika Janik | July 7, 2014

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German immigrant Paul Seifert lived a varied and creative life in the Driftless region he called home. He painted vibrant watercolor farmscapes in the 19th century that are highly prized by collectors today.

Wisconsin Historical Museum curator Joe Kapler tells us about Seifert, the man and his paintings.

An exhibit of Paul Seifert’s work was on view at the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison through August 30, 2014.

Erika Janik

Erika Janik is the co-creator and former executive director of Wisconsin Life. She is the author of six books, including Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction, Apple: A Global History, and  Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine. She’s currently the executive...
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