Schomer Lichtner Vintage Handpainted Tiles
Milwaukee artist, Schomer Lichtner passed away on May 9, 2006 at the age of 101. He continues to amaze and create with his whimsical paintings of ballerinas and cows. He and his late wife Ruth Grotenrath, both well-known Wisconsin artists, began their prolific careers as muralists for WPA projects, primarily post offices.
Schomer Lichtner was well known for his whimsical cows and ballerinas, such as his "Ballerina Dancing on Cow" sculpture below. The late James Auer, art critic for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel referred to Lichtner as the artist laureate of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was the official artist of the Milwaukee Ballet.
These hand-painted tiles came from Schomer Lichtner's private estate and are each one of a kind.
The set of four are each signed & numbered 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 & 4/4