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The Keith Achepohl Art Collection


Knox College Library

2 E. South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401



Books and notes on the lawn in an outdoor class.

The Keith Achepohl collection contains nearly fifty prints created over the course of his career.

Keith AchepohlKeith Achepohl (1934 - 2018) graduated from Knox College in 1956 and earned his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. He began as an instructor of printmaking there in 1964-1967 and has taught full time since 1978. He has received honorary doctorates from Pacific Lutheran University and Knox College (1996). Fulbright Fellowships made possible exhibitions and lectures in Egypt and Turkey. Achepohl's own works have been collected in book form and he has provided illustrations for works of others. He has lectured world wide and his prints, watercolors, and paintings are included in museums including the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., Library of Congress, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum, Bibliotheca Nacional, Madrid, Spain, Kobe Art Museum, Kobe, Japan.

His collection at Knox College contains nearly fifty prints created over the course of his career, many from the series Egypt Night and Day. In addition, the collection has some of this early work including his College Honors Project and a collection of copperplate etchings of Galesburg homes.

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

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Printed on Monday, July 22, 2024