Four signed and framed watercolor prints
- Gathering Wash Gathering Storm 28/500
- Home for the Holidays ?02/950
- Wings and Things of Yesterday 33/400
- Wings and Wheels of Way Back When 28/500
Randy Penner (1921-2002) was born was born on Feb. 27, 1921, to Albert H. and Elizabeth (Riesen) Penner near Hillsboro, Kan.
On Dec. 29, 1946, he married Luella Tieszen. They lived in Newton, KS, Hudson, WI, Freeman, SD.
He attended Wichita State University and Bethel College in North Newton and earned his BA in Fine Arts. He later worked as an illustrator for printing, calendar, and aviation companies as well as other commercial endeavors. Penner later transitioned to solely fine art, specializing in watercolors. He also wrote and illustrated an autobiography, “A Harvest of Memories,” depicting his younger years on a Kansas farm. A retrospective of his work was published in 1983, “The Watercolor World of Randy Penner.”
Penner also served in Civilian Public Service camps (La Pine, OR and Bowie, MD) from 1942-1945. Penner was a former president (1985-87) and active member of the Midwest Watercolor Society, the Wisconsin Watercolor Society, and the American Society of Aviation Artists. His paintings hang in private and corporate collections across the nation. He also painted on location throughout North America as well as in Europe, Jamaica and Guatemala, and his work has been exhibited nationally, and in 1983 his work was exhibited in a one-man show at The Phipps Center.
Donated by Gladys Niles