Objets d'art

Window 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 István Orosz.

 

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, collect.

Paul tells a story about his acquaintance with Walkowitz:

“When 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 ago.”

The Orosz print contains a tribute to the Schattschneiders, in appreciation of their support for the artist.

February 14, 2006 (pdf version)

Objets d'art:
Donations to the College art collection by emeritus faculty.

Times Two:
Economics professor publishes textbook and contributes to economics of sports handbook.

Anatomy Lesson:
Field trips to "Body Worlds" in Philadelphia.

Coneheads:
free-standing photo of this year's Human Sundae "winners".

Datebook:
Campus calendar.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty/staff/student achievements.