acrylic on antique ledger book cover,
6” x 15.5”,
A major figure in Wisconsin art, Fred Stonehouse is nationally recognized for his beautifully executed artwork and witty sense of rebellion. His style has a sophistication that reflects his diverse, cross-cultural interests, and outsider and folk art influences. Often encompassing religious or surreal contexts, his paintings are a materialization of his nostalgia for familiar cartoon figures of the past, blended with the artist's own delicate balance of humor, beauty and derangement. Fred Stonehouse, a Milwaukee native, has enjoyed over fifteen museum exhibitions across the country including a retrospective at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and has been featured in Blab and Juxtapose magazines.
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI; University of Arizona Art Museum, Tucson, AZ; Sheryl Crow; Madonna