Polymer Art by Elise Winters

Famed polymer artist and founder of the Polymer Art Archive, Elise Winters not only gifted Racine Art Museum numerous examples of her work but advocated and organized tirelessly to win recognition for polymer as a fine art material. Known for her use of metallic polymers, she started out her professional career focusing on photography and ceramics. Winters’ work, made of polymer, with an emphasis on commanding, large-scale adornment, is featured in numerous collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Mingei International Museum, San Diego; Museum of Arts and Design, New York City; Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.