Agnes Jessen Slater

Wisconsin’s Visual Arts Legacy

Agnes Jessen Slater (active 1930s-), Refugees #4, 1939, woodcut
This issue of Art in Wisconsin features Agnes Jessen Slater. The work shown here is a part of the UW Madison - Wisconsin Union Galleries collection and was part of a recent exhibition titled; “Highlights from the Wisconsin Union Art Collection.” The website documenting the exhibition can be found at: http://www.union.wisc.edu/art/collection/

Agnes Jessen is an American artist from Milwaukee, WI. She also worked in textiles including some done for the WPA during the Depression. This piece was acquired by the union in 1942.

Catalog entry by Lindsay Korotkin