George Frederiksen 1911-1995

George Frederiksen, of Western’s creative art department and his prize-winning “Town Square”

Painter George Frederiksen (1911 – 1995) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark and attended Milwaukee’s Layton School of Art (now the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design). Frederiksen worked for Western Publishing for 36 years, first as an illustrator, eventually becoming the Art Director. After retiring in 1976, Frederiksen married local writer Betty Ren Wright. Frederiksen taught painting classes at Wustum for eight years and was a member of the RAMA Board of Directors. (From Racine Art Museum)