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Exhibition at MOWA: David Lenz | People on the Periphery

10-5, Tues-Sun 10-8, Thurs Closed Mon
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One of America’s most acclaimed portraitists, David Lenz made his 30-year career dedicated to championing people on the periphery of society. His chosen subjects are those commonly ignored by most artists: children in Milwaukee’s inner city, children with intellectual disabilities, and small-town rural farmers.

 

His painting style is realism, and his method is meticulous -- he creates images that simultaneously astound us yet encourage us to empathize with those facing uncertain futures beyond their control.

 

His realism is goes beyond being a technique, but a mirror to the society in which we live.

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