Shirley Schanen Gruen
The famous church on the hill, the sailboat on the lake, the seagulls, the marina, the charming old buildings and seven hills of picturesque Port Washington are captured in the many limited edition prints and notecards by Port Washington artist, Shirley Schanen Gruen. She received her B.S. in art education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1945. She continued her studies at the Art Center School in Los Angeles and Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee. Gruen taught watercolor and portrait painting at Milwaukee Area Technical College for several years and she owned and operated her own studio art gallery from 1972-2018.