Larry Welo - printmaker - fine art - studio - Wisconsin landscapes - Midwestern landscapes - black-white landscapes


" The quality of these pieces is a result of light and atmospheric tension Welo is able to create through great command of the etching process. "


Asmund Thorkildsen

Norwegian Art Critic

 photo by Bjørn Zarbell-Engh, Drammens Tidende


B.A., Art and Biology, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 1974



  • Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, solo exhibit, 2012

  • Freshly Pressed Contemporary Prints, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 2012

  • The Print Revolution in America and the Wisconsin Presence, Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 2011

  • MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, Iowa, 2011 (solo show)

  • "Printmakers: A Group Invitational," Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, 2010

  • "Midwestern Landscape Etchings by Larry Welo," Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, 2009

  • Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 2009 (solo show)

  • "Black/White [and Read]," Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2008

  • "Works on Paper," Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2008

  • "Historic Regionalists," American Legacy Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 2007

  • "From the Heartland," Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, 2007

  • Gulden Kunstverk, Steinberg, Norway, 2006

  • "Drawn In," Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, 2006

  • "Driftless in Wisconsin," Madison Public Library, Madison, Wisconsin, 2006 (group landscape show curated by S. V. Medaris)

  • Tamarack House Galleries, Stillwater, Minnesota, 2006,
    2003 (group show)

  • Denis Conley Gallery, Akron, Ohio, 2006, 2003, 1998

  • Saint Mary's University, Winona, Minnesota, 2005

  • Editions Limited Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2005

  • Galleria Ferrari, Ferrara, Italy, 2003

  • "Shades of Greatness: Art Inspired by Black Baseball," Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, Missouri, 2003

  • "Our Heartland: Contemporary Images of Rural Life," Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, Wisconsin, 2003

  • "Lasting Impressions," Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 2003

  • Saitama Modern Art Museum, Saitama, Japan, and Tomioka Museum, Ohta-ku, Japan (Japanese exchange exhibits through Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors), 2002

  • St. Norbert College, DePere, Wisconsin, 2000

  • Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa, 1999

  • Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa, 1998, 1994

  • Audubon Artists Annual, Greenwich Village, New York City, 1997, 1991, 1990, 1989

  • "The Landscape," Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, Illinois, 1996

  • "Street Scenes: Artists' Interpretations of Town and City," Edina Art Center, Edina, Minnesota, 1996

  • "Fields of Dreams: Architecture and Baseball," New Visions Gallery, Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin, 1996

  • "The Art of Gardens," Minnesota History Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1995

  • Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua, New York, 1993, 1994, 1995

  • "Bridgeworks," Minnesota History Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1992–93

  • Joyce Petter Gallery, Saugatuck, Michigan, 1991, 1987

  • Minnesota State Fair 79th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1990 (Best of Show, Printmaking)



  • Society of American Graphic Artists  (member, 2010 – present)

  • Audubon Artists, New York City (member, 1991 – 2001)

  • Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors (member, 1997 – present)

  • The Print Consortium, Saint Joseph, Missouri


  • New York Public Library, New York, New York

  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

  • The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

  • Minnesota History Center (The Minnesota Historical Society), Saint Paul, Minnesota

  • The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, New York

  • Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

  • New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi

  • Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

  • Amoco Corporation, Chicago, Illinois

  • Graphic Chemical and Ink Company, Villa Park, Illinois

  • McDonalds Corporation, Chicago, Illinois

  • Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • Memorial Union, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

  • Hennepin County Library Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • College of Fine Arts and Communication, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin

  • Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin

  • Wausau Hospital Center, Wausau, Wisconsin

  • University Hospitals, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • University Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa

  • Luther College, Decorah, Iowa 

  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison, Wisconsin

  • St. Norbert College, DePere, Wisconsin

  • Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa

  • Sprint World Headquarters Corporate Art Collection, Overland Park, Kansas

  • Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


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