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

Fertility, pulp painting of crow planting a seed on handmade paper.

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


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

Upcoming Events

One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale

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

Screw Factory Spring Art Show (Lakewood, Ohio), May 3-4.

Papermaking Class with Don Widmer (Brookfield, IL), May 11.


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