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Exhibit Opens: Exquisite Miniatures by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
West Branch, IA

Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are an American husband and wife team who mesmerize viewers with miniature paintings so exquisitely crafted that they are often mistaken for tiny photographs. Their tiny treasures, as collectors often refer to them, typically measure less than 9 square inches and appear even more detailed when viewed under magnification! A hallmark of their work is their ability to convey the feeling of a larger canvass or the essence of the natural world in miniature.

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are members of the Miniature Artists of America, the Miniature Art Society of Florida, the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C., the Cider Painters of America, and the Hilliard Society of England. They are the authors of the world’s first standard definition of miniature art adopted by the Association of Miniaturist Artists. Small wonder, therefore, that the Siegrists have been referred to as “World Ambassadors for Miniature Art.”

EXQUISITE MINIATURES consists of fifty signature paintings including landscapes, portraits, still lifes, wildlife, and other subjects by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist. The exhibition is accompanied by a book of the same title about Wes and Rachelle Siegrist and their art, with an introduction by David J. Wagner.

“Exquisite Miniatures by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist,” Produced by David J. Wagner, Ph.D. Curator/Tour Director. Exhibition is available for display at museums and art centers; for information, contact EXQUISITE MINIATURES Tour Office at or (414) 221-6878.

Siegrist and David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

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