Max Fernekes' Profile
Max Fernekes is my late father and I am Barbara F. Hughes . My other shops are bfhughes.etsy.com and bfhughesart.com
This work was done during the 1930's by my father, Wisconsin artist MAX FERNEKES, 1905 - 1984. He was born and raised in Milwaukee, attended Marquette University and Milwaukee Teacher's College (present UWM) and decided he would much rather be an artist than a civil engineer. He married Ava Avery and they had two daughters. They moved to Mineral Point, WI in 1940 to escape the expenses of the city and were the first artists in what is now a very popular artists' colony.
He was one of the very few who made his living by his art alone in Wisconsin at the time. He did regional watercolors of landscapes and buildings. He also produced and sold etchings and blockprints.. He still had ties to Milwaukee and…
- Born on July 7
- Joined October 31, 2011