John Wilde (1919-2006)

One of the most influential artists in the Midwest and a leader in the American Surrealist movement, John Wilde was a widely respected painter, renowned draftsman, and master of silverpoint. His works are among the most powerful, startling, and brilliant images of his generation and his impact on American art is just beginning to be realized.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 12, 1919, Wilde studied art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served as an artist in the Army during WWII. After the war, Wilde returned to the University of Wisconsin, where he earned a master’s degree in art history and taught art studio courses from 1948 until his retirement in 1982. Although he received national acclaim and his works can be found in many major museums and private collections across the country, Wilde remained in Wisconsin where he helped shape the cultural identity of the state and inspired generations of artists for over six decades.

Past Exhibitions

March 2019
Harold Altman:A Retrospective

February 2019
John Wilde (1919-2006)

November 2018
Affordable Splendour-The Art of Gift Giving Holidays 2018

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A Kiss 19/20

A Kiss 19/20 Medium: lithograph
Size: 13.25x11.25" unframed
Price: $1200.

British Soldiers 11/21

British Soldiers 11/21 Medium: lithograph
Size: 11"x15" unframed
Price: $850

J and J Enter the Kingdom of Heaven 47/80

J and J Enter the Kingdom of Heaven 47/80 Medium: color etching
Size: 23.75"x17.75" unframed
Price: $1400

John Wilde

John Wilde Medium: Book, back

John Wilde

John Wilde Medium: Book, front.24 color plates. No title on cover. An interesting juxtaposition of artwork and ruminations by Magic Realism artist John Wilde (1919-2006). Perfect condition
Size: 7.75"x11"
Price: $100

John Wilde show announcement

John Wilde show announcement Medium: poster
Size: 17"x13"
Price: $25

Show Announcement

Show Announcement Medium: poster
Size: 17"x24" unframed
Price: $30.

Wildebirds, John Wilde and his son Johnathan Wilde

Wildebirds, John Wilde and his son Johnathan Wilde Medium: poster
Size: 13"x29" unframed
Price: $30