The Neville Public Museum

Li Hu's Packer Paintings

Exhibit Opens: 02-Aug-2019
Exhibit Ends: 22-Sep-2019
Artist Li Hu - Portrait by Jon Wos

In celebrating the Green Bay Packers 100 year history, this art exhibit features the work of the late Professor Emeritus of Fine Art at UW-Oshkosh, and Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Fan Finalist, Li Hu. As a devoted Packers fan, Li Hu completed this

 series of oil paintings and illustrations in 2007. What drew the artist to be inspired by “Packers Nation,” was the game-day experience at Lambeau Field.  

Li attended his first Packers game in 1997, the season after the Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XXXI. That Packers' tailgating experience with brats, beer and music was the genesis for this series of Packers fan paintings. Li captured the game-day atmosphere around the stadium using his camera. He then took those fan photos and transformed them into his unique style of oil paintings. He particularly enjoyed painting the Packers fans because as he often said, “There’s a lot about players, but I want to paint the Packers Fans.” 

This body of work earned him recognition to be a finalist for the Packers Fan Hall of Fame in 2018.  Before he passed away in 2016 from cancer, Li Hu and his wife Ping Li established a scholarship fund for UW-Oshkosh art students called the Li Hu Art Student Scholarship.  Purchases of this work support that scholarship fund.  See the Museum Gift Shop for a price list.

Museum Hours

Sun: Noon-5pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: Noon-8pm
Wed: 9am-5pm
Thu: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat: 9am-5pm

First Wednesday of every month: 9am-8pm*
*With free admission for Brown County residents from 5pm-8pm with proof of residency