|Oregon State University
Department of Art
& Valley Library
|Fine Arts Print Collection|
|Douglas Russell, Curator
The OSU Department of Art Fine Arts Collection contains nearly a thousand works of art by internationally renowned artists representing numerous styles and spanning several centuries. Media include ceramics, sculpture, paintings, drawings, photographs, illuminated manuscripts, and prints. Selections from the collection are used for educational purposes and are also exhibited in Fairbanks Gallery.
The main strength of the collection is in the Fine Arts Print Collection, which include notable examples of German Expressionism, Japanese, and Latin American artists. Artists include Max Beckmann, Francisco Goya, Hideo Hagiwara, Hiroshige Utagawa, William Hogarth, Kathe Kollwitz, Kunisada, Mauricio Lasansky, Otto Mueller, Max Pechstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jun'Ichiro Sekino, Edward Weston, Yeizan and others.
Artworks in the collection have been, in large, donated over the last sixty years. The donations have come from various sources, including patrons, faculty members, donors, professional artists and former students. The collection began in earnest under the direction of Gordon Gilkey, formerly the chair of the OSU Department of Art, later the dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and still later the curator of the Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts at the Portland Art Museum.
Fairbanks Gallery features exhibitions focusing on contemporary Northwest regional, national, and international artists. This program provides the public, campus, and student communities diverse creative experiences and interactions with the inspired, inventive world of visual art. Learn more.
The Department of Art at Oregon State University is a progressive community of artists, designers, historians, students, and scholars. With 500 undergraduate art majors, our department is among the largest in the region, and a center for the visual arts within a major research institution. Learn more.
For this website header we have used the image, Contortionist R, an intaglio print, by Professor Yuji Hiratsuka, esteemed colleague and printmaker at the Department of Art at Oregon State University.
Thanks to Terry Reese, Digital Production Unit Head, and Michael Boock, Department Head for Technical Services at the Valley Library technical services for their patience and work in creating this website. To Loretta Reilly for all her work, support and facilitation, and to Karyle Butcher, University Librarian for her support and use of programs and facilities. Our thanks also to former students Kelly Keenan and Elizabeth Lamb for helping prepare the collection. Recognition has to go to former art student Xuong Lam for his tremendous assistance in photographing, matting, and setting up the original database for hundreds of prints in preparation of this project. Thanks of course, to all our patrons and donors who added financial support and wonderful prints to the collection.