Welcome to the artist website of Don Widmer

I am a book and paper artist whose practice includes handmade paper, letterpress printing, and bookbinding.

What's New?

Recent Happenings

"Harvest" pulp painting on handmade paper

"Harvest" is my latest pulp painted bird. It includes a watermark of the Viking rune jera. View them on Etsy.


I was interviewed by VoyageChicago about my art practice. You can read the interview here.

Upcoming Events

Remnants: Works on Paper, at Gallery Studio Oh! Opening reception March 1, 6-9 PM

"Remnants: Works on Paper" Group Art Exhibit at Studio Oh! (Chicago, IL), February 21-March 30, 2019 [opening reception on March 1]. Studio Oh!

One of a Kind Spring Show (Chicago), April 26-28.


Purchase Art


My one-of-a-kind art can be found on Etsy, Vamp&Tramp, and ArtZipper

A limited edition print of my underwing moth ("Catocala semirelicta") was published by Spudnik Press and can be purchased here.

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Contact Me

Better yet, see me in person!

You can find me at art fairs and events throughout the year. 

Don Widmer

(312) 697-9202