Chuck Bauer

Education: Ohio Wesleyan University
B.F.A., Fine Arts, 1969, cum laude,
University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.A., Fine Arts, Painting, 1970


I am drawn to subjects with a domestic or a natural theme, and use conventional approaches that convey nostalgia and tranquility. Not afraid of color, or experimentation, however, my early training as an abstract painter still fuels a current approach to more literal topics; I seek solid composition, but also playful and perhaps sometimes unexpected results. In painting, I believe, you have to balance your thinking: employing not too much or too little; thus, seeking to keep both the painter, and the viewer, intrigued, excited, entertained.


State Exhibit Awards, Wisconsin Regional Arts Program, 2010, 2018.

Third Prize in "Wish You Were Here - Plein Air Postcard-size Painting Event" August 10-11, 2013, sponsored by John Michael Kohler Arts Center, at Nick Engelbert's GRANDVIEW, Hollendale, WI. for SUNNY URN, 4" x 6", oil on panel.

Judge's Choice (Theresa Abel) "An Artful Affair County-Wide Senior Art Show", 330 W. Mifflin St., Madison, WI May 1-29, 2015

Best of Show III. "Yahara Journal Truax Campus and Continuing Education Student Art Show" M

Chuck Bauer