|Birth||July 3, 1914|
|Death||September 7, 1998|
|Place of Death||Rockhill, South Carolina|
|Edmund Lewandowski achieved acclaim as a Works Progress Administration painter and developed his skill as a muralist. As an artist and educator, he has played a leading role in the development of American modernism. Lewandowski was Wisconsin’s most important disciple of Modernism.
Lewandowski said he had an overwhelming desire as an artist to record the beauty of man-made objects. His crisp images of machines, harbors, industrial structures (grain elevators and bridges), rigid geometry and reverence for his subject are a lasting contribution in the field of Precisionism. He also holds the distinction of working on the largest and smallest works of art in the US.