• Kenn Kwint

    Kenn Kwint

  • Kenn Kwint

    Kenn Kwint

  • Kenn Kwint

    Kenn Kwint

  • Kenn Kwint

    Kenn Kwint

  • Kenn Kwint

    Kenn Kwint

  • Kenn Kwint

    Kenn Kwint

  • Kenn Kwint

    Kenn Kwint

  • Kenn Kwint

    Kenn Kwint

  • Kenn Kwint

    Kenn Kwint

  • Kenn Kwint

    Kenn Kwint

Kenn Kwint

(b. 1937)

During a career that spanned more than 50 years, Milwaukee Wisconsin artist Kenn Kwint amassed an impressive body of work, including over-sized abstract canvases, prints, paintings of abstract figures and portraits and more. His studio was filled to the max when Kohler Foundation was invited, late in 2014, to assist Kwint in placing his works in museums and collections of non-profit organizations.

Kwint received his training at the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee and studied with well-known artists Plato Prokopis and Robert Von Neumann. His work has been exhibited at the Art Institute-Chicago, the Haggerty Museum of Art (Marquette University), Walker Center (Minneapolis), the Milwaukee Art Museum, the William S. Fairfield Public Gallery (Sturgeon Bay WI), and the Perimeter Gallery (Chicago). He was represented for many years by the Elaine Erickson Gallery in Milwaukee WI.

Early on, Kwint made a commitment to devote himself to painting. In his artist statement, Kwint states, “Line is something that has intrigued and seduced me for as long as I can remember: it is line that creates form and it is line that ultimately reveals our own personal marks.” He goes on to say, “My own drawings and prints are above all else, my signature”.

Kohler Foundation has gifted Kenn Kwint’s work to the permanent collections of a number of institutions including, Racine Art Museum, Cedarburg Art Museum, the Marshfield Clinic, the Aurora Foundation, and a number of colleges and universities: Carroll University, Lawrence University, various University of Wisconsin locations, Ripon College, and St. Norbert College.

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Early on, Kwint made a commitment to devote himself to painting. In his artist statement, Kwint stated: “Line is something that has intrigued and seduced me for as long as I can remember:  It is line that creates form and it is line that ultimately reveals our own personal marks.” He goes on to say, “My own drawings and prints are above all else, my signature”.

Kohler Foundation has placed Kwint’s work in the permanent collections of: Carroll University, Ripon College, St. Norbert College, and Lawrence University. Other museum gifts are in process.

This is an ongoing project and the Foundation is still seeking to place additional work by Kwint.