Legends come to life
Motorcycles, yes. But Harley-Davidson is so much more. See how far our world reaches.
WATERCOLORS BY WILLIE G
Originally on display January 20 – April 15, 2012
As a “creative”, I have been fortunate in spending most of my life at Harley-Davidson as a designer. I am a graduate of Art Center College of Design and that is where my watercolor interest began. Although my degree is in Industrial Design, Watercolor was an elective, featuring plein air sessions where we painted outdoors, on location.
I have always viewed our motorcycles as the ultimate sculptural art form. Color, shape, texture, contrast, play of light, and proportion are critical elements in their visual success. Those same elements apply when creating a compelling watercolor painting, only in two dimensions rather than three.
Overlapping motorcycle design and watercolor painting has provided me with a very fulfilling lifestyle which answers my passions and emotions. I am inspired by the incredible variety; an idyllic Wisconsin landscape or the challenge of an exciting new Harley-Davidson.
Willie G. Davidson
Chief Styling Officer
Harley-Davidson Motor Co.
- Experience Gallery
- Engine Room
- Clubs & Competition
- Custom Culture
- Design Lab
- The Harley-Davidson Journey, Part 1
- The Harley-Davidson Journey, Part 2
- The Journey of the Iron Elite
- The Motorcycle Gallery, Part 1: 1903 – 1940s
- The Motorcycle Gallery, Part 2: 1940s – Present
- Tank Wall
- Imagination Station
- Build A Bike
- Tsunami Bike
- Project Rushmore
- Exposed! H-D’s Lost Photographs
- Living Lost Photographs
Now At The Museum
Program and Tours
|Adults (18-64 years):||$18|
|Children (5-17 years):||$10|
|Children (under 5):||Free with Adult|
|Seniors (65+):||$12 (with ID)|
|Military & Students:||$12 (with ID)|
|H-D Museum Members:||Free|
HOURS AND LOCATION
May-September - Daily: 9am-6pm
October-April - Daily: 10am-6pm
400 W Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201
1-877-HD-MUSEUM or 414-287-2789