Nebraska Authors

Greg Harm

Born 1953 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Harm, who grew up in Lincoln, describes himself as a "scholar of the life and works of Art Deco Architectural sculptor Lee Oskar Lawrie, photographer and author." Harm became a life-long enthusiast for Lawrie after encountering Lawrie's works at the Nebraska State Capitol. His 2009 book, Lee Lawrie's Prairie Deco: History in Stone at the Nebraska State Capitol provides us with what have been recognized as some of the most impressive photographs ever made of Lawrie's work, both at grand scale, and in unique perspectives of detail. Reviewers have also noted that Harm is not a trained art scholar, and in his writing he offers a somewhat idiosyncratic appreciation or fellow artist's insight into what Lawrie is up to. He continues to have interesting things to say about Lawrie.

Harm's book Lee Lawrie's Prairie Deco: History in Stone at the Nebraska State Capitol, has been revised and expanded in several editions since its original publication in 2009, including a fourth edition in 2018. Additions include new photographs and references to other examples of Lawrie's work.

See: Robert Haller, "Review of Lee Lawrie's Prairie Deco: History in Stone at the Nebraska State Capitol by Gregory Paul Harm," 2011 UNL digital commons (originally from the Great Plains Quarterly). Katherine M. Skolnik, "History in Stone at the Nebraska State Capitol," (book review) in Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine, Spring, 2018.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE (1953-1972)
Washington County, KS (1972-1973)
Denton, NE (1976-1977)
Crete, NE (near the town, 1977-1985)
Lincoln, NE (1987-1991)
Austin, TX (1991-(2019))

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


Nonfiction; Biography; Architecture; Art; Nebraska Subjects; Nebraska State Capitol--Art and Architecture; Lee Oskar Lawrie--Artist and Sculptor




Lee Lawrie's Prairie Deco: History in Stone at the Nebraska State Capitol. 2009. (4th expanded edition, 2018)

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