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Museum curator

Margaret Fish Rahill, museum curator. Recipient Gridirm award Milwaukee Press Club, 1955, 57, 59, 60, Community Service award Milwaukee Art Commission, 1976, Annual Bookfellows award Milwaukee Public Library., 1977, Development award Milwaukee County History Society, 1982, Promotion of Hispanic Culture award Centro de la Communidad Unida, 1988.


Rahill, Margaret Fish was born on February 21, 1919 in Milwaukee. Daughter of Joseph Benedict and Margaret (Scherdan) Schmidt.


Bachelor, University of Wisconsin, 1958; student, Mount Mary College, 1958.


With public relations, Blackland Army Air Base, Waco, Texas, 1942-1943; reporter, art critic, Milwaukee Sentinel, 1945-1962; with public relations department, Milwaukee Art Museum, 1962-1963; with public relations department, Layton School Art, Milwaukee, 1965-1968; with public relations department, Bel Canto Chorus, Milwaukee, 1965-1968; curator in charge, Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, 1968-1991. Principal Book Bay, Milwaukee, 1962-1972. Visiting instructor journalism Marquette U., Milwaukee, 1972-1973.

Member organizing committee Florentine Opera Club, 1962, with public relations department 1962-1965, Bel Canto Chorus, 1966-1968. Member organizing committee Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Milwaukee, 1975-1976. Vice president art, councillor-at-large Wisconsin Academy Science Arts and Letters, Madison, 1981-1985.

Juror numerous art competitions, Wisconsin, 1962-1991.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Active City of Milwaukee Art Commission, 1982-1990, president, 1984-1985. Member Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors (honorary), Wisconsin Crafts Council (honorary).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: Oriental art studies, child care, reading.


Married William James Fish, November 14, 1941 (deceased January 1945). 1 child, Mary Fish Arcuri. Married Frank M. Rahill, March 14, 1951 (deceased October 1986).

Children: Marguerite Rahill-Dunlap, Laura Rahill Maramba.

Joseph Benedict Schmidt

Margaret (Scherdan) Schmidt

Frank M. Rahill

William James Fish

Mary Fish Arcuri Rahill

Marguerite Rahill-Dunlap Rahill

Laura Rahill Maramba Rahill