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


"Little White Lie" is my latest pulp painted bird. The title comes from a Cherokee story referring to the tufted titmouse. 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!

For the Love of Art Fair (South Bend, IN), March 2-3.


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