Selected Recent Acquisitions

El Anatsui (Ghanaian, b. 1944)
Oga and the Masses, 1989
Carved wood relief with acrylic
Oberlin Friends of Art Fund, 2015.26A-K

Fanny Sanín (Colombian, b. 1938)
Acrylic No. 1, 2005
Acrylic on canvas
Gift of the artist in honor of Edward J. Sullivan for his lifelong contributions to the study of Latin American Art, 2015.30

Anna Von Mertens (American, b. 1973)
6:01 pm until 7:05 pm, April 4, 1968, from the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee (looking in the direction the shots were fired), 2006
Hand-stitched cotton
Gift of Michael (OC 1964) and Driek (OC 1965) Zirinsky in honor of the Oberlin College Class of '65, 2015.28.4

Alex Katz (American, b. 1927)
Vincent with Glass, 1971
Ink drawing on polyester film
Gift of Alex Gildzen, 2015.25.14

Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528)
The Virgin and Child with St. Anne, ca. 1500
Gift of Betty L. Beer Franklin (OC 1965), 2015.24

Fukami Sueharu (Japanese, b. 1947)
Shō (Soaring), 2007
Glazed porcelain with wood base
Sanford L. Palay Japanese Art Fund and Oberlin Friends of Art Fund, 2015.17

Thoroughly Criticize Lin Biao and Confucius!, ca. 1970
Off-set color lithograph
Oberlin Friends of Art Fund, 2015.14

Georges de Feure (French, 1868–1943)
La Visite (The Visit), 1899
Graphite, watercolor, and gouache on board
R. T. Miller Jr. Fund, 2015.11

Mel Bochner (American, b. 1940)
One, Two, Three, Four, 1973
Charcoal and gouache on paper
Gift of Harvey M. and Ruth Glesby Wagner, 2015.6

Imamura Rokuro (Japanese, 19th century)
Hirado Ware Water Jar (Mizusashi), 19th century
Porcelain with blue underglaze and relief
Sanford L. Palay Japanese Art Fund, 2015.3A-B

Milton John Hinton (American, 1910–2000)
Dizzy Gillespie, Grande Parade du Jazz, Nice, France, ca. 1981
Gelatin silver print
Gift of David G. Berger and Holly Maxson, 2014.68.22

Maurice Denis (French, 1870–1943)
Le Chevalier n'est pas mort à la croisade (The Knight Did Not Die in the Crusade), from the album Amour (Love), 1892–99, published 1911
Color lithograph
Gift of Theodore B. Donson and Marvel M. Griepp, 2014.62.6

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (British, born in The Netherlands, 1805–1881)
The Archer, from "The Epic of Kings, Stories Retold from Firdusi", 1882
Richard Lee Ripin Art Purchase Fund, 2014.58
Jacques-Fabien Gautier-Dagoty (French, 1716–1785)
Man Seen from the Rear, Ecorché and Dissected, Except for the Right Arm and Face, Kneeling on a Bench, 1759
Etching and engraving with mezzotint in four plates
R. T. Miller Jr. Fund, 2014.53

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828)
Se aprovechan (They Make Use Of Them), plate 16 from the series Los Desastres de la Guerra (The Disasters of War), ca. 1810–20, published 1863
Etching, lavis, drypoint, burin and burnisher
Richard Lee Ripin Art Purchase Fund, 2014.51

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834–1903)
The Tiny Pool, 1879
Etching and drypoint
Gift of Betty L. Beer (OC 1965), 2014.52.1

James Ensor (Belgian, 1860–1949)
L'Entrée du Christ à Bruxelles le Mardi Gras en 1889, 1898
Etching and drypoint
Gift of Pamela and James Elesh (OC 1964), 2014.54

Bruno Braquehais (French, 1823–1875)
Nude Study with Venus de Milo, 1853
Albumen print
Oberlin Friends of Art Fund, 2014.48

Michelle Grabner (American, b. 1962)
Untitled, 2014
Silverpoint drawing on paper
Gift of Kathleen O'Hara and Malcolm Walsh in honor of the graduation of their daughter Isabel O'Hara Walsh (OC 2014), 2014.46

Philip Trager (American, b. 1935)
Villa Barbaro, 1984
Gelatin silver print
Oberlin Friends of Art Fund and gift of the artist and Ina Trager, 2014.43.12

Odilon Redon (French, 1840–1916)
And the eyes without heads were floating like molluscs, plate 13 from The Temptation of St. Anthony, 1896
Gift of Helen and Albert Borowitz, 2014.38.5

Martin Puryear (American, b. 1941)
Diallo, 2013
Aquatint, softground, drypoint, and flatbite etching
Oberlin Friends of Art Fund, 2014.32

Thomas Satterwhite Noble (American, 1835–1907)
The Present, 1865
Oil on canvas
R. T. Miller Jr. Fund and James K. (OC 1946) and Anne Fassett (OC 1947) Sunshine American Art Fund, 2014.30

Jim Dine (American, b. 1935)
Two Hands in Nature, 1986
Oil on canvas with charcoal and wood
Gift of Jim Dine in honor of Douglas Baxter (OC 1972), 2014.28

For selected acquisitions from 2007-2011, click here.

For selected acquisitions from 2004-2006, click here.

For selected acquisitions from 2002-2003, click here.