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Willi Knapp

 (1901 - 1972)
Willi (Wilhelm) Knapp was active/lived in Wisconsin / Germany.  Willi Knapp is known for watercolor painting, architectural sculpture.

Biography   Willi Knapp

From Germany, Wilhelm Knapp, known as Willi, became a sculptor, architectural decorator and painter in realist style.  Although his decorations were commercial appearing, his painting and sculpture leaned toward classical realism and avoided modernist or abstract styles. 

Willi Knapp was born in St. Wendel about five miles from Saarbrucken.  His father was a blacksmith, and Willi, as a young man, took jobs as a railroad mechanic before immigrating in 1924 at age 23 to America.  First he was in Chicago where he took evening classes at the Art Institute, and four years later, he moved to Milwaukee where he made money by doing architecture sculpture.  Among his projects was the lobby for the Wisco   ...  Displaying 750 of 2775 characters.

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