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1978: 50 Works for 50 Years

Martin Wanserski

Summer Storm

Martin Wanserski was born in 1944 in Klamath Falls, Oregon, and studied at the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Syracuse University, New York. Wanserski was Associate Professor at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion from 1975-2008. Before coming to South Dakota, he perfected his skill in modeling the human figure as a diorama artist at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

Summer Storm is part of a series that deals with the human condition. The uneasy sleep of a father, mother, and their two children (one unborn) during a lightning storm is a metaphor for humanity’s vulnerability.

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