Francesco Spicuzza

(1883, Termini, Sicily – 1962, Milwaukee, WI)

One of the most prolific Wisconsin artists, Francesco Spicuzza, was born in Termini, Sicily in 1883. He moved to Milwaukee with his family when he was a child. As a young child, Francesco spent his days helping his father’s fruit peddling business to support his impoverished family. Around 1900, Franscesco’s potential as an artist was noticed by John Cramer, wealthy Milwaukee publisher and editor of the Evening Wisconsin.  Cramer supported young Spicuzza both emotionally and financially, paying for lessons with Robert Schade, a panorama painter.

In his mid-twenties, Spicuzza studied with Alexander Mueller at the Milwaukee Art Students’ League. He then painted in his free time while working as a lithographer until the Panic of 1907, when his employer terminated his employment. With no immediate prospects, Spicuzza’s wife encouraged him to open a studio, which he did from the years of 1908 to 1911. In the summer of 1911, he left Milwaukee to study at the Art Students’ League’s Summer School in Woodstock, New York under John Carlson, an Impressionist. When Spicuzza returned to Milwaukee in t

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Francesco Spicuzza
Autumn Landscape with Islands by Francesco Spicuzza
Autumn Landscape with Islands
9.5 x 13.75 in.
$600.00
Autumn Landscape with River by Francesco Spicuzza
Autumn Landscape with River
9.5 x 13.75 in.
$600.00
Bathers by Francesco Spicuzza
Bathers
7.5 x 9.5 in.
 
Bradford Beach by Francesco Spicuzza
Bradford Beach
21 x 29 in.
 
Cart on Lane with Tree by Francesco Spicuzza
Cart on Lane with Tree
11.5 x 15.5 in.
$900.00
Classic 1930s Wisconsin Farm Scene by Francesco Spicuzza
Classic 1930s Wisconsin Farm S...
17.5 x 23.5 in.
$1650.00
Cluster of Fall Trees by Francesco Spicuzza
Cluster of Fall Trees
16 x 20 in.
 
Cows in the Orchard by Francesco Spicuzza
Cows in the Orchard
8.5 x 12.5 in.
 
Elegant Lady in Fancy Hat by Francesco Spicuzza
Elegant Lady in Fancy Hat
29 x 21.5 in.
$2450.00
Fall Trees by Francesco Spicuzza
Fall Trees
24 x 30 in.
$5900.00
Farm in the Kettle Morain Landscape by Francesco Spicuzza
Farm in the Kettle Morain Land...
11.5 x 15.5 in.
$1200.00
Farm on a Hill with Cows in Pasture by Francesco Spicuzza
Farm on a Hill with Cows in Pa...
23.5 x 29.5 in.
$7500.00
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