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Leroy Joseph Wiese Edit Profile

also known as Skip Wiese

artist , educator

Leroy Joseph Wiese, American artist, educator. Recipient numerous awards for paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, also pastel, pencil and mixed media drawings, Purchase award Kemper Insurance Company, College of Lake County.


Wiese, Leroy Joseph was born on June 17, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Joseph Frank and Martha Barbara (Gorski) Wiese.


Graduated from high school, Chicago. Student, Art Institute Chicago.


Owner, artist Skip Wiese Studio, Waukegan, Illinois. Teacher College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois, 1978-1980, Deerpath Art League, Lake Forest, Illinois, since 1993, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, Illinois, since 1998.


  • Other Work

    • Represented in Norris Gall., Images of Self and Society, Illinois, 1996, Evanston Women's Club, Illinois, 1996, Lake Cty. Art League Northpoint Marina, Illinois, 1996, Anderson Art Center, Let Your Imagination Run Free, Wisconsin, 1997, Illinois State Fair, Professional Division, Illinois, 1997, Beth-Shalom Art Fair, Illinois, 1997, Suburban Fine Art Center, Small Works, Illinois, 1997, 1998, Senior Artist Network, Later Impressions, Illinois, 1998, 1999.

      One and two person shows include, Land and Sky, Illinois, 1992, Kemper Insurance, Illinois, 1992, Anderson Gall., Wisconsin, 1997, Unitarian Church, Illinois, 1992, 1998. Exhibits in Gall.

      Include, Deerapth Gall., Illinois, Millenium Gall., Illinois, Art Cetera, Illinois, Wustum Museum Sales and Rental Gall.

      , Wisconsin, Gall., Limited, Wisconsin, Anderson Art Center and Sales and Rental Gall., Wisconsin.

      Corporation Collections include, Kemper Natl. Insurance Corporation, Illinois, Civic Leadership Certification Permanent Collection, Illinois, City of Waukegan, Illinois, Nakamori, Incorporated, Japan. Muramatsu Gardening, Incorporated, Japan, Lake Cty.

      Housing Authority, Illinois, Tucker Anthony, Incorporated, Illinois, Lake Cty. Press, Illinois, Staben Collection, Illinois, Hartnett Collection, Illinois, Menefee Collection, Wisconsin, Pawlick Collection, Illinois.


Pledge leader Young Men’s Christian Association, Waukegan, 1988. Member arts committee Sunrise Association, Waukegan, 1996. Active Waukegan Downtown Association, 1978.

With United States Army, 1953-1955, Japan. Member Midwest Watercolor Society, Exchange Club Waukegan (Exchangite of Year 1982), Deerpath Art League, North Shore Art League, Lake County Art League.


  • Other Interests

    Golf, bowling, theater.


Married Antonia Hiroko, June 18, 1956. Children: Carrie Ann, Christina Marie, Catherine Jo, Corrine Kay.

Joseph Frank Wiese

Martha Barbara (Gorski) Wiese

Antonia Hiroko

Carrie Ann Wiese

Christina Marie Wiese

Catherine Jo Wiese

Corrine Kay Wiese