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The Howard A. Wilson Art Collection


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Special Collections and Archives

371 S. West Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



Books and notes on the lawn in an outdoor class.

Howard Wilson came to Knox College in 1946 to teach English. His collection of prints reflects his appreciation of beauty and attention to detail.

Howard A. WilsonHoward A. Wilson (1913-1991) was born in New Harmony, Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree from DePauw University (1935), his M.A. from State College of Washington (1937) and his PhD. from the University of Wisconsin (1941). His unique viewpoint and high standards left a lasting impression with decades of students. Works by Mary Cassatt, James Whistler, Louis-Auguste Lepere, Muirhead Bone and Renoir, as well as a number of Knox College students comprise the collection.

Contact the Knox College Special Collections and Archives department for more information about specific holdings in the General Art Collection.

View the online exhibit Outside the Shadow of Rembrandt: Selected 17th Century Prints from the Famulener and Wilson Collections

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Printed on Friday, October 09, 2015

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