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About David Barnett Gallery
The David Barnett Gallery is Wisconsin's premier gallery and has the most diverse range of art available in any Wisconsin gallery, including works of art that represent more than 600 artists. The gallery specializes in European and American masters, regional and nationally recognized artists, and "emerging" Wisconsin artists. Latin American, Asian, and African American artists also adorn the gallery along with Ethnographic art from Africa, Indonesia, and Oceania. The gallery has a national reputation for its extensive collection of Picasso ceramics and Milton Avery oil paintings.
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'Greetings' original Shona stone sculpture signed by Colleen Madamombe
By Colleen Madamombe
Located in Milwaukee, WI
'Greetings' is an original black serpentine sculpture by the celebrated second generation Shona artist Colleen Madamombe. The sculpture presents a character common to Madamombe's wor...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Stone

'General (Napoleon)' original bronze sculpture by Doris Jarowsky 1960s abstract
Located in Milwaukee, WI
This small-scale bronze of the General Napoleon by American artist Doris Jarowsky is an excellent example of the sculpture of the 1960s. The sculpture is at once traditional and avan...
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

'When Every Little Bit of Hope Is Gone' original assemblage by Joel Jaecks
Located in Milwaukee, WI
'When Every Little Bit Of Hope Is Gone' is a rare early example of the small-scale assemblages that American artist Joel Jaeks began producing in the 1980s. As with all of his assemb...
Category

1980s Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Mixed Media

'Scratch The Earth, Let The Telephone Ring' original assemblage by Joel Jaecks
Located in Milwaukee, WI
'Scratch The Earth, Let The Telephone Ring' is a rare early example of the small-scale assemblages that American artist Joel Jaeks began producing in the 1980s. As with all of his as...
Category

1980s Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Mixed Media

'And Ten Out of Ten' original assemblage by Joel Jaecks
Located in Milwaukee, WI
'And Ten Out of Ten' is a rare early example of the small-scale assemblages that American artist Joel Jaeks began producing in the 1980s. As with all of his assemblages, the artwork ...
Category

1980s Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Mixed Media

'Were We Ever Really Children?' original assemblage by Joel Jaecks
Located in Milwaukee, WI
'Were We Ever Really Children?' is a rare early example of the small-scale assemblages that American artist Joel Jaeks began producing in the 1980s. As with all of his assemblages, t...
Category

1980s Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Mixed Media

Blue heart vase signed by Per Lütken for Holmegaard Glass Company 1950s
Located in Milwaukee, WI
Presented here is a original blue heart vase signed by the Danish master of glass Per Lütken. It is an excellent example of Lütken's work, having the curvature, weight and thickness ...
Category

1950s Post-War More Art

Materials

Glass, Blown Glass

'Cover Jar with Lamb' signed stoneware jar with bronze lamb finial
By Ernst Gramatzki
Located in Milwaukee, WI
'Cover Jar with Lamb' is an original signed stoneware lidded jar with a bronze lamb finial. The combination of materials is typical of his work in ceramics, combining the earthy for...
Category

1990s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Pewter Goblet with Oak Leaves and Acorns, 1886 Jubilee Inscription
Located in Milwaukee, WI
This goblet is a simple and charming example of German pewter goblets from the end of the 19th century. The bell-shape form of the goblet, decorated with a laurel of oak leaves and a...
Category

1880s Victorian More Art

Materials

Metal

'Bird with tuft (Oiseau à Ia huppe)' Madoura ceramic bowl, Edition Picasso
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Milwaukee, WI
'Bird with tuft,' or 'Oiseau à Ia huppe,' is an original Edition Picasso Madoura ceramic bowl from the early years of Pablo Picasso's ceramic output. In the bowl's center is, of cour...
Category

1950s Cubist Figurative Prints

Materials

Ceramic, Earthenware

'Art Column (ART DBG)' original signed ceramic sculpture toy blocks pop art
Located in Milwaukee, WI
Art Column (ART DBG)' is an original signed ceramic sculpture by Robin Campo. It is a rare and early example of the artist's fanciful work, made only a year after he earned his Maste...
Category

1980s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Glaze

'The Calendar Wheel' assemblage in drawer with spheres clock shells cards
Located in Milwaukee, WI
'Calendar Wheel' is an original assemblage by the American artist Charles Berg. Within a divided drawer, Berg has assembled a variety of found objects: metal balls, a clock, a sheet ...
Category

1970s Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Metal

'White Stoneware (Face)' original hand-built ceramic plate by Estherly Allen
By Estherly Allen
Located in Milwaukee, WI
This small hand-built plate, 'White Stoneware (Face),' is an intimate and exciting example of the ceramic work of Estherly Allen. She was a student of George McNeil, an important Abs...
Category

1980s Abstract Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Stoneware, Ceramic, Glaze

'Picador' Madoura ceramic bowl, Edition Picasso
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Milwaukee, WI
Picasso had been using the image of the Picador in his artworks since he was eight years old – one of his earliest surviving paintings from 1889 captures this theme, as does one of h...
Category

1950s Cubist Figurative Prints

Materials

Ceramic, Earthenware

'Red Karo Sphere' original hand-blown glass signed by Ioan Nemtoi
By Ioan Nemtoi
Located in Milwaukee, WI
Ioan Nemtoi's 'Red Karo Sphere' could easily become a centerpiece of any space or of any collection of glass art. The large oval form of the vase and the bright red color has a comma...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass, Blown Glass

'Oval Red Karo Large Vase' original hand-blown glass signed by Ioan Nemtoi
By Ioan Nemtoi
Located in Milwaukee, WI
Ioan Nemtoi's 'Oval Red Karo Large Vase' could easily become a centerpiece of any space or of any collection of glass art. The large oval form of the vase and the bright red color ha...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Blown Glass, Glass

'The Coast (Sunday Afternoon)' original sculpture by Pablo Dona
By Pablo Dona
Located in Milwaukee, WI
The Miami-based artist Pablo Dona is known for his whimsical and playful sculptures, displaying child-like imagination though amassing small toys and figures into elaborate assemblag...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Mixed Media

'Tea Time (Macarons)' original sculpture by Pablo Dona
By Pablo Dona
Located in Milwaukee, WI
The Miami-based artist Pablo Dona is known for his whimsical and playful sculptures, displaying child-like imagination though amassing small toys and figures into elaborate assemblag...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Mixed Media

'King of Farts' original ceramic vase and relief signed by Michael Gross
By Michael Gross
Located in Milwaukee, WI
The ceramic sculptures of Wisconsin artist Michael Gross are personal narratives that reveal an unusual mix of earthly magic and primal vitality. The artist works in a variety of for...
Category

1980s Neo-Expressionist Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

"Bidjoguo Head Portuguese Guinea," Wood, Rope, & Horns created circa 1950
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Bidjogue Cow Head Portuguese Guinea" is a sculpture made of wood, rope and horns. The carved bull head hangs on the wall looking out the viewer with two eyes not quite looking in th...
Category

1950s Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Other Medium

"Jokwe Maternity, Angola," Carved Wood created in Africa circa 1910
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Jokwe Maternity, Angola" is a wood sculpture from Africa created circa 1910. The figure kneels on the ground holding a baby in her arms. Her eyes are closed and she is wearing a com...
Category

1910s Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

"Toma Mask, Guinea," Carved Wood from Africa created circa 1900
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Toma Mask, Guinea" is a carved wooden mask from Africa and created in c. 1900. The painting has worn away, but around the eyes the painting is easier to see. The mask also has a cro...
Category

Early 1900s Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

"Fire Spitter's Mask/Senufo Mask of Worship Ceremonies," Wood from Ivory Coast
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Fire Spiter's Mask/Senufo Mask of Worship Ceremonies" is made of wood and was created in the Ivory Coast circa 1930. This mask has to heads on either side of it. The one on the righ...
Category

1930s Tribal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

"Idgo Nigeria Female Standing," Wood Statue with Blue & White Pigment circa 1930
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Idgo Nigeria Female Standing" is a wooden statue with blue and white pigment created in Nigeria circa 1930. This figure stands up right with arms out slightly in front of her. A st...
Category

1930s Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

"Homage to Picasso," Acrylic on Gourd signed by Kyle Zubatsky
By Kyle Zubatsky
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Homage to Picasso" is an acrylic on gourd signed by Kyle Zubatsky. This sculpture shows a nude woman. Her body is shown in the lower and larger part of the gourd, everything is circ...
Category

1990s Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Acrylic

"Miro, Miro, On the Wall... Who's the Fairest of Them All?..." Painted Wood
By Kyle Zubatsky
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Miro, Miro, On the Wall... Who's the Fairest of Them All?..." is a painted wood birdhouse homage to Miro signed by Kyle Zubatsky. This piece is surrounded by painting that is after ...
Category

1990s Post-Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Paint

"Looking For," Ceramic Portrait of Young Child signed on bottom by Orly Montag
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Looking For" is a ceramic bust of a small child signed on bottom by Orly Montag. The child looks upwards sadly, almost pouting. His body is purely white except for around the face, ...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

"Nail Fetish Bacongo-Zaire," Glass, Wood, & Metal created circa 1910
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Nail Fetish Bacongo-Zaire" is a sculpture made of glass, wood, and metal created circa 1910. He has a top hat upon his head and face paint. Their right hand is up in the air. Nails ...
Category

1910s Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Metal

"My Dear Friend," Green Serpentine Stone signed by Chemedu Jemali a Shona
By Chemedu Jemali
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"My Dear Friend" is a green serpentine stone signed by Chemedu Jemali who is a African Shona. Teh body of the figure is a fluid s shape. With their left hand in the sky and their rig...
Category

Early 2000s Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Stone

"Spirit," Carved Springstone signed by Tendai Mushawepwere an African Shona
By Tendai Mushawepwere
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Spirit" is a carved springstone signed by Tendai Mushawepwere an African Shona. This fully polished stone depicts a closed eyed figure. They are cloaked and have a tall cone shaped ...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Stone

"Orange Matte Egg," Abstract Hand Blown Glass signed Ioan Nemtoi
By Ioan Nemtoi
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Orange Matte Egg" is hand blown glass signed by Ioan Nemtoi. This egg shape is orange in the background with splattering of colors in blue, yellow, and green. An abstract black vine...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass

"Kota Reliquary Figure Nigeria," Wood & Copper created circa 1970
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Kota Reliquary Figure Nigeria" is a wood and copper sculpture created in Nigeria circa 1970. A head is made with wide red eyes. Their hair is in cords running around the head and up...
Category

1970s Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Copper

"Bronze Statue - Ife, Nigeria," Bronze Sculpture created circa 1920s
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Bronze Statue - Ife, Nigeria" is a bronze sculpture created in circa 1920. This figure has short legs and a short torso, but a large head. They held out their hands with two objects...
Category

1920s Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

"Joyful Bowler," Serpentine Sculpture signed by Felix Mlungisi an African Shona
By Felix Mlungisi
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Joyful Bowler" is a serpentine sculpture signed by Felix Mlungisi an African Shona. This figure is shown squatting and looking upwards with eyes closed. Their hair is not polished s...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Stone

"Solid Red Bottle," Hand Blown Glass signed by Ioan Nemtoi
By Ioan Nemtoi
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Solid Red Bottle" is a hand blown glass signed by Ioan Nemtoi. This sculpture is vase like, with a large dark circular base and a long slender red neck. Art: 13 x 8.5 x 3 in IOAN...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass

"Solid Yellow Bottle," Hand Blown Glass signed by Ioan Nemtoi
By Ioan Nemtoi
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Solid Yellow Bottle" is hand blow glass signed Ioan Nemtoi. This glass sculpture is pumpkin shaped. The neck of the sculpture is thin and very long and a greenish yellow. Whereas th...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Glass

"Benin Queen's Head Nigeria," Bronze created in Africa circa 1900
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Benin Queen's Head Nigeria" is a bronze sculpture created in circa 1900. This Benin Queen is wearing a high collar up to her lower lip. Then the collar is connected to the headdres...
Category

Early 1900s Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

"Hemba Stool-Monkeys Zaire," Carved Wood created circa 1900-1920 in Africa
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Hemba Stool-Monkeys Zaire" is a carved wood stool created in Africa circa 1900-1920. The base of the stool is domed in the middle a column goes upwards to hold the circular seat. Tw...
Category

Early 20th Century Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

"Bobo Mask Burkina Fasso-Upper Volta," Carved & Painted Wood created c. 1945
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Bobo Mask Burkina Fasso-Upper Volta" is a wood carved sculpture with painted details. It features the image of an abstracted face with a large almost elephant-like ruck protruding o...
Category

1940s Tribal Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

"Senufo (Gbon) Statute of Royalty," Wood, Ivory, & Cowry Shells created c. 1940
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Senufo (Gbon) Statute of Royalty" is a sculpture by thr Senufo peoples of Gabon. It is wood, mixed fiber, textiles, and cowry shells. 14" x 8" x 3" The Senufo are made up of a nu...
Category

1940s Tribal Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Found Objects

"Mossi Head dress Mas ceremonies Rep Upper Volta," Wood created c. 1910
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Mossi Head dress Mas ceremonies Rep Upper Volta" is a wood sculpture that includes various other materials such as fabric, and fibers. An abstracted animal with a hump and a bird o...
Category

1910s Tribal Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Fabric, Wood

"Bobo Mask of Dance," Wood created in the Volta Region, Ghana in c. 1930
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Bobo Mask of Dance" is a wood sculpture with painted accents. A human face with two protruding shapes make up the mask, while a long structure sit atop. 37" x 9" x 4" The Bobo are...
Category

1930s Tribal Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood

"Bambara Queen, Rep. Mali," Wood created in Africa in c. 1940
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Bambara Queen, Rep. Mali" is a carved wood sculpture with abstracted human and animal figures. 20" x 6" x 3" The Bambara are a Mande ethnic group native to West Africa, primarily ...
Category

1940s Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

"Dan Mask Ivory Coast," Wood, Hair, & Mud created in African in c. 1940
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Dan Mask Ivory Coast" is a mask sculpted out of wood with hair and mud. Slit eyes and an opened mouth with a heart shaped face. 6" x 9" x 2" Dan sculptors mainly produce masks whi...
Category

1940s Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Found Objects

"Female Statue/Baule Ivory Coast," Carved Wood & Hair created in Africa c. 1900
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Female Statue/Baule Ivory Coast" is a carved wood sculpture with hair. It is a small sculpture depicting a female standing. 15" x 5" x 5" The Baule create art in several media, i...
Category

Early 1900s Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Found Objects

"Secret Society Mask-Sierra Leone W. Africa," Wood created circa 1930
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Secret Society Mask-Sierra Leone W. Africa," is a wood sculpture of a woman's head. The hair has been sculpted with intricate detail, and metal hair adornments have been added. 14"...
Category

1930s Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

"Dance Mask," Carved Wood created c. 1965
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Dance Mask" is a carved wooden sculpture. It features a carved face with sculpted hair, and an animal atop the head. 16" x 6" x 4"
Category

1960s Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

"Senufo Mask of Ceremonies (from Republic Ivory Coast)," Painted Carved Wood
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Senufo Mask of Ceremonies (from Republic Ivory Coast)" is an carved wood artifact from the Senufo people of Africa, in the northeastern cote d'Ivoire. They are famous as musicians, ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Paint

"Moonstone," Steel & Stone signed by Dennis Robert
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Moonstone" is an original sculpture by Dennis Robert, signed at the base. Steel pieces shoot out from a piece of stone. 12" x 5" x 5" "Observing the natural landscape around me, ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Stone, Steel

"Cinnabar," Copper and Stone signed by Dennis Robert
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Cinnabar" is an original sculpture by Dennis Robert. It is signed at the base. Copper pieces burst out from a piece of store, the style reminiscent of natural forms. 11" x 5" x 3"...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Stone, Copper

"Dan Mask," Carved Wood created in Liberia circa the 1950s
Located in Milwaukee, WI
The Dan people of Liberia have a history of using masks like these for rituals pertaining to various aspects of their lives. This particular mask has a commanding, yet gentle presen...
Category

Mid-20th Century Folk Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

"Tool Relief II," Original Stoneware Cylinder Vase signed by David Barnett
By David Barnett
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Tool Relief II" is an original sculptural stonework vase by David Barnett. It is signed and dated on the bottom. 13" H x 3.50 D David Barnett, an artist, collector, appraiser and ...
Category

1960s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Stoneware

"Protecting Family," Original Stone African Sculpture signed by Gerald Takawira
By Gerald Takawira
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Protecting Family" is an original sculpture in springstone by Gearld Takawira, an African Shona artist. It depicts a mother with her two children huddled under the abstracted wings ...
Category

1980s Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Stone

"Mother Holding a Pumpkin," Black Serpentine signed by Colleen Madamombe
By Colleen Madamombe
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Mother Holding a Pumpkin" is an original sculpture in black serpentine stone by Colleen Madamombe. The sculpture is a portly woman with a cheerful face holding a large pumpkin in he...
Category

Early 2000s Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Stone

"Ring Around the Rosy," Collaboration with David Barnett and Joseph Rozman
By David Barnett
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Ring Around the Rosy" is a slab-built ceramic sculpture collaboration between David Barnett and Joseph Rozman. This cylindrical sculpture features geometric designs in low relief t...
Category

1960s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

"Pre-Columbian Bowl (repaired)," Red & Brown Painted Ceramic
Located in Milwaukee, WI
This Pre-Columbian bowl featuers red marks on a light orange ground. It is 9" in diameter and has been previously repaired.
Category

15th Century and Earlier Tribal Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

"Judge," Serpentine Stone Sculpture by Shona Artist John Takawira
By John Takawira
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Judge" is an original serpentine stone sculpture by John Takawira. The artist signed the piece, and it weighs 198 lbs. This piece features an abstracted face emerging from natural s...
Category

1980s Post-Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Stone

"Lovers," Abstract Torso Sculpture in Zebra Jasper signed by Gerald Takawira
By Gerald Takawira
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Lovers" is an abstract zebra jasper stone sculpture by Gerald Takawira. This sculpture is signed by the artist and the design hints at abstracted figures intertwined. 14" x 18" x 8...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Stone

"Tool Relief III," Original Conceptual Stoneware Sculpture by David Barnett
By David Barnett
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Tool Relief III" is an original conceptual sculpture by David Barnett, signed and dated on the bottom. Made of stoneware and ceramic, the cylinder contains imprints of various tools...
Category

1960s Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Stoneware, Mixed Media

"Carved Horse Head," Bas-relief Mahogany Wall Sculpture by Marshall Shields
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Carved Horse Head" is a bas relief sculpture hand-carved from mahogany by Marshall "Buster" Shields. In features two horses in profile, one behind the other, rearing back with their...
Category

1940s Modern Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Mahogany