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The Famulener Art Collection


Knox College Library

Special Collections and Archives

371 S. West Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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The first gifts in the Famulener Collection were given to Knox in 1948 by Dr. L.W. Famulener, a friend of the College with Knox County connections.

An endowment fund established at his death enabled the collection to continue to grow. Used by the art history and studio art classes and enjoyed by all, the collection is rich in prints 17th and 18th century artists, as well as examples of contemporary work. In the nearly three hundred works artists such as Wolgemut, Rembrandt, Goya, Durer, LaLanne, and Kollowitz are represented.

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, June 5, 2020