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Artist to have her works displayed in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM -Abode Stockholm will be displaying the new works of Lois Ireland Zwettler all this month and are inviting guests to meet the painter 3-5 p.m. Aug. 14 at Abode, N2030 Spring St., Stockholm.

Zwettler's career as an artist stretches back decades when in the 1940's her works were displayed in the annual Rural Art Show in Madison. Her style became known for possessing a freshness associated with folk and naïve art. Thanks to the help of mentor John Steuart Curry, Zwettler found a voice painting Wisconsin landscapes.

Lois graduated from high school in 1947 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a couple of years. She left in 1949 to enroll at the Art Students League in New York. Finding the East Coast not to her liking, she returned to Wisconsin in 1950 and resumed painting in her old bedroom studio on the second floor of her parents' home in Waunakee.

The 1950's brought a change for Zwettler as she was married and the American art world was taken over by expressionists like Jackson Pollock. Zwettler became a homemaker in Oconomowoc raising her two children, while her husband John was the town barber.

In the late 1970's, she rediscovered the painter within herself. Two years ago, her work was displayed at Abode depicting the world she knew as a teenager and as a young woman living in rural Wisconsin.

This current exhibit will feature scenes from her current life along with capturing a glimpse into her life.