William Weege

William Weege (1935-2020) joined the faculty of the Art Department at UW-Madison in 1971, and he founded Tandem Press in 1987. In addition to being a distinguished professor in the graphics area, he had a very successful career as an artist. For years Weege exuberantly explored unconventional printmaking processes, adding applications of paint, collage, handmade paper, and sewn elements to various printed surfaces to create vibrant abstract expressions. William Weege was also one of the early practitioners of the revival of handmade paper which started in the 1960s. His work was not limited to abstraction, however, as he consistently created artwork throughout his career that commented on current social and political issues. Weege exhibited widely, and his work is included 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 in New York.

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