Art "The Window Washer" Nesson
Natives from the 1970s and '80s will remember Art Nesson, who was known for holding his enormous
overall-clad beer belly on corner mailboxes.
He became a favorite of philosophical art students. In and around the UW Humanities Building,
home to the art department, they memorialized him in graffiti: “What is Art? ... Art is a window
washer”. There were also T-shirts made with this line.