Shopping: Just west of the young man's knee is a book labeled "Schattschneider"
in honor of emeritus professors Doris and David, who collect the work of artist
Two more art donations have come to the College thanks to the generosity
of retired faculty.
Paul Larson, professor emeritus of music history, who gave a
Käthe Kollwitz print to Payne Gallery
in October, has given several works by Russian-American painter Abraham Walkowitz (1878-1965), which
were given to him by the artist half a century ago.
And Doris Schattschneider, professor emerita of
mathematics, has given Reeves Library a print of a pensive reader by the Hungarian
artist István Orosz (b. 1951), whose work she and her husband, David,
Paul tells a story about his acquaintance with Walkowitz:
I was an army recruit,” he says, “on my first leave I went to New
York City to the Museum of Modern Art. I looked for a long time at one painting;
and a man who had been sitting in the room came up to me and said, ‘I seldom
see people looking so long at a picture. Let me take you to coffee.’
“It was Walkowitz—at that time unknown to me. He told
me about himself for a long time and gave me these signed items. That was 50 years
The Orosz print contains a tribute to the Schattschneiders, in appreciation
of their support for the artist.