Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Robert G. Frankowiak (1933-2017)
Robert Frankowiak was a self taught artist beginning with winning the Milwaukee Journal Calendars before graduating from Pulaski High School in 1951. The artist served in the U. S. Army during the Korean conflict. He secured a position in the Birds and Mammals Division of the Milwaukee Public Museum. His supervisor was the renowned artist, Owen J. Gromme. During Robert's tenure of thirty five years with the museum, he painted over forty seven murals and diorama backgrounds depicting wildlife of Africa, Central America and North America. He rose from staff artist to the museum art director in 1984. After his retirement in 1990, he did cover designs and illustrations for several national and international magazines, books and publications. In 1980, he won the Wisconsin Trout Stamp and the 1988 Wisconsin Turkey Stamp. Some of his exhibits have included the "Birds in Art" at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, the Philadelphia Academy of Arts and Science Wildlife Art Show and the Milwaukee Sentinel Sport Show Art Exhibit. Other work was done for Cabelas and The Kettle Moraine Natural History Center.
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