William Weege (b.1935) joined the faculty of the Art Department at UW-Madison in 1971. In 1987 he founded Tandem Press. As a distinguished professor in the graphics area, he had a very successful career as an artist, and remained on the faculty until his retirement on 1998. In 1991 and 1992, Bill Weege collaborated with Sam Gilliam on a print installation entitled Fireflies and Ferriswheels, which traveled to Finland and Korea. Weege is one of the early practitioners of the revival of handmade paper, which started in the 1960s. He is also highly regarded for his broad understanding of all aspects of printmaking, but is constantly developing new ways for making art. Bill Weege has exhibited his art widely and has works in many museum collections throughout the United States including the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Detroit Institute of Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.