Retired UW-Madison art professor Truman Lowe (Wakajah), whose internationally acclaimed sculptures reflected his Ho-Chunk heritage, died in his Madison home March 30. He was 75.

Lowe joined the School of Education’s Art Department in 1975 and spent 35 years teaching thousands of students about art before retiring in 2010.

“Truman was a quiet force in the Art Department, leading by example over the course of a long and productive career,” department chair Douglas Rosenberg said in a university announcement. “Through his teaching, service and activism, he taught us what an artist could be in the world and how we can, through art, help make the world a more inclusive and thoughtful place.”


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