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Selected References

Joseph Friebert’s archive contains hundreds of newspaper and magazine clippings that mention him. Many simply list works by him that were exhibited and prizes he won. The catalogues in the archive are mostly those produced for the annual or biannual juried shows into which his art was accepted; they list his name and the exhibited work(s).

One-Person Exhibition Catalogues: see Selected One-Person Exhibitions.


Driscoll, John. The Artist and the American Landscape. Picture editor, Arnold Skolnick. Cobb, California: First Glance Books, 1998. Pages 93, 107 (ill.).

Pousse-Dart, Nathaniel, ed. American Painting Today. New York: Hastings House, 1956. Pages 60 (ill.), 68.

Periodicals and newspapers

“A Friendly Farewell to Friebert.” Milwaukee Journal, May 23, 1976.

“American Artists Paint the City.” Arts Magazine (June 1956), pages 26–29.

Auer, James. “Artistic Family Shows Its True Colors at Studio 613.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 29, 2000.

______________. “‘Beautiful Spirits’ Helped Guide His Brush.” Milwaukee Journal, March 6, 1977.

_____________. “Bradley Show Highlights Old Friends.” Milwaukee Journal, December 15, 1985.

______________. “Friebert Leaves Compassionate Record of Depression.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 17, 2002.

_____________. “Friebert’s Even Better.” Milwaukee Journal, September 27, 1981.

______________. “Friebert Show Displays Vibrant Depth.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 12, 1989.

______________. ”Old Masters.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 14, 2002.

______________. “Sid’s Stuff,” Milwaukee Journal, June 17, 1979.

Bruch, Bonita Bergund. “Two Artists—1930’s.” Midwest Art (March 1974), page 9.

“Cathedrals Beckon Friebert.” Milwaukee Journal, January 29, 1961.

“Couples Blend Talents in Creating Careers and Homes.” Milwaukee Journal, November 16, 1941.

Fish, Margaret. “Fair Goers ‘Know What They Like’ in Art,” Milwaukee Sentinel, August 27, 1949.

______________. “Friebert Exhibit Climax to 20 Years’ Work.” Milwaukee Sentinel, January 31, 1960.

______________. “Mural Symbol of Jewish Faith.” Milwaukee Sentinel, September 22, 1957.

“Friebert, Hahn Win Chicago’s Vicinity Prizes.” Milwaukee Journal, June 3, 1951.

“Friebert Pops Up Everywhere.” Milwaukee Sentinel, March 5, 1944.

“Friebert’s Old Milwaukee Paintings Seen at Journal.” Milwaukee Journal, October 5, 1958.

G[Getlein]., F[Frank]. “Friebert’s Bible Mural on ‘Peace.’” Milwaukee Journal, September 22, 1957.

Getlein, Frank. “Vision, Technique Are United in Friebert’s Complex Works.” Milwaukee Journal, June 8, 1958.

Gladfelter, David D. “Charcoal Drawing Friebert’s Medium.” Milwaukee Sentinel, June 1(?), 1965.

Gruenwald, John. “Seven Artists: A History.” Art Muscle 5,3 (January 15–March 15, 1991), pages 20, 22–23, 25.

Guequierre, Nathan. “Friebert Paints Life’s Similes.” Shepherd Express, December 21, 1995.

______________. “So Long, Joe: Wisconsin Loses a Towering Artist.” Shepherd Express, February 27–March 5, 2003.

H., B. D. “Trio’s Work on Display at the Layton Gallery.” Milwaukee Sentinel, March 5, 1944.

Haas, Richard. “Obituaries.” CAA News 28, 2 (March 2003), page 21.

Jensen, Dean. “Allis Show a Tale of Two Gifted Artists.” Milwaukee Sentinel, October 5, 1984.

______________. “Art in a Cold Climate.” Wisconsin Academy Review 29, 2 (March 1983), pages 45 (ill.)–46.

______________. “Exhibit Goes Beyond Art.” Milwaukee Sentinel, March 5, 1977.

______________. “Joseph Friebert at the Top of His Form.” Milwaukee Sentinel, September 25, 1981.

“Joe Friebert Paints Milwaukee at Twilight.” Milwaukee Journal, January 5, 1947.

“Joseph Friebert’s Forty Pictures in Art Institute.” Milwaukee Journal, October 23, 1949.

Key, Donald. “Control of Colors, Accents Called Friebert Art Key.” Milwaukee Journal, January 29, 1960.

______________. “Figures Add Focus to Friebert’s Art.” Milwaukee Journal, January 16, 1972

.______________. “Friebert’s Long Career on Display at UWM.” Milwaukee Journal, February 2, 1969

.______________. “Friebert’s Paintings Have Lingering Glow.” Milwaukee Journal, February 14, 1960.

______________. “Friebert’s Show to Open at Art Center Thursday.” Milwaukee Journal, January 24, 1960.

“‘Painter’s Painter’ Gave Up Pharmacy for Art’s Sake.” Milwaukee Sentinel, March 1952.

Rahill, Margaret Fish. “Milwaukee Paintings of the 1920’s and 30’s,” Milwaukee Reader 33, 2 (January 21, 1974).

Robb, Marilyn. “This Summer in Chicago.” Art News (Summer 1952), page 86.

Stover, Frances. “Friebert Art Exhibition of Oils, Prints.” Milwaukee Journal, March 24, 1946.

______________. “The American City.” Milwaukee Journal, February 12, 1956, pp. 12–13.

______________. “Top Prizes Go to Artists Here.” Milwaukee Journal, May 29, 1952.


Baron, Xavier. “Joseph Friebert: Romantic Realist.” Talks with Xavier Baron, July 1998. DVD. Museum of Wisconsin Art Archives.

Berman, Joy. Joseph Friebert: The UWM Bookstore Calendar for 1992, featuring sixteen reproductions of the artist’s work.

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