Category: Arts

Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman was a successful businesswoman and the host of the longest-running sewing show on television.
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Nazik al-Mala’ika

Nazik al-Mala’ika, a ground-breaking Iraqi poet and women’s rights advocate, was one of the first Arab poets to work in free verse instead of the classical rhyme form.
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Lucinda Gordon

Lucinda Gordon was a civil rights activist who founded an alternative school for teen mothers and advocated for Black art in Milwaukee.
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Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber was a short story writer, playwright, and Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who portrayed strong women characters.
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Laura Ingalls Wilder

The first book in author Laura Ingalls Wilder’s popular LITTLE HOUSE series is about Wilder’s childhood in Wisconsin.
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Helen Van Vechten

Helen Van Vechten co-owned the Philosopher Press in Wausau and became an expert in hand-printing books.
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Lorine Niedecker

Lorine Niedecker, an important 20th century poet, was highly regarded for the poems she wrote about her Wisconsin surroundings.
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Georgia O’Keeffe

A major American artist of the 20th century, Georgia O’Keeffe developed a unique approach to abstract painting that reflected the landscapes around her.
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Helen Farnsworth Mears

Helen Farnsworth Mears's statue of Frances Willard was the first sculpture of a woman to be placed in National Statuary Hall.
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Ellen Kort

Ellen Kort was Wisconsin’s first poet laureate.