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von Bruenchenhein, Eugene

Eugene von Bruenchenhein was born in Marinette, WI, and lost his mother when he was seven. His widower father, a sign painter and shopkeeper, later remarried to a woman who had published treatises on evolution, believed in reincarnation, and painted floral still lifes. Although he did not finish high school, von Bruenchenhein became fascinated with […]

Eugene von Bruenchenhein

Forced by poverty to use what materials he could lay his hands on, including clay dug up in nearby Wisconsin State Fair Park, paintbrushes made with his wife’s hair, salvaged car paint and poultry bones, a full century after his birth in 1910, von Bruenchenhein’s star is on the rise. Curated by Lisa Stone, this exhibition opens September 16, […]