Truman Lowe

Photo credit Daniel Swadener

Truman Lowe was an acclaimed Ho-Chunk artist and professor in the Department of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 45 years. He also served as curator of contemporary art at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Lowe’s large, site-specific installations use natural materials including wood, stone and metal to push creative boundaries and foster innovation. His works evoke a powerful connection with nature and exhibit a unique blend of versatility, precision and emotional depth.

As a mentor, Lowe’s guidance and expertise were instrumental in nurturing emerging talent, encouraging originality and fostering a deep understanding and appreciation for Native American art and culture. Lowe was known for providing artists with the tools to navigate the intricacies of the art world and encouraging them to fearlessly delve into their artistic voice. All images ©2023 Truman T. Lowe Estate