Milwaukee Craftsmen, Cyril Colnik and George Mann Niedecken with John Eastberg

John will explore the lives of two Milwaukee craftsmen—Cyril Colnik, Milwaukee’s famous Wrought Iron Metalsmith and George Mann Niedecken, a Milwaukee interior architect who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright.

Milwaukee’s famed wrought iron metalsmith, Cyril Colnik, elevated many of Milwaukee’s grandest homes and public buildings with his intricate designs. Explore through dozens of photographs how his work impacted both Milwaukee’s past and present.

Born 1878 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, George Mann Niedecken died 1945 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. George Niedecken was a painter, muralist, and teacher, but best known for his interior architecture and design.



Dec 11 2021


9:30 am - 11:30 pm


Plymouth Arts Center
520 East Mill Street, Plymouth, WI


Research Center
(920) 467-4667

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