Harry Nohr

Harry Nohr

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The Man, The Citizen, The Conservationist, The Bowlmaker

Harry Nohr was an amazing man with a variety of interests. He was a rural postman in Mineral Point, Wis., a conservationist responsible for the Governor Dodge Park in Iowa County, and a nationally recognized artist. Nohr created and mastered a specialized technique for creating wooden bowls. His bowls captured the essence of the wood from which they were made. He was recognized by UW-Madison for his "creative work and for the many contributions he made toward a broader community interest in art." In 1975 he was elected vice president of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters. Upon his death in 1977 UW-Platteville received a gift of $300,000 from the Nohr Family Estate, which made it possible to create a professional exhibition space for the expansion and enhancement of the current visual arts program.

Learn more about Harry Nohr, the man, the citizen, the conservationist, and the bowlmaker in this exhibit dedicated to his life and his passions.

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