Wriston Art Center Galleries (Lawrence University)

Eisen Keisai. Two Turtles and Carp with Duckweeds. 1820s. Woodcut. Image and data from Wriston Art Center Galleries (Lawrence University)

The Wriston Art Center at Lawrence University has contributed nearly 1,300 images of its permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library. The selection in Artstor includes early 20th century German art, Japanese prints, and Ancient and Byzantine coins.

The Wriston Art Center Galleries at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin was established in 1989 and named for Lawrence University's 8th president, Henry Merritt Wriston (1889-1978). The collection includes around 5,800 global items from antiquity to present times — prints, drawings, paintings, sculpture, coins, textiles, posters, and ritual and vernacular objects. Particular strengths lie in German Expressionism — works in varied media by artists like Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Emil Nolde; Japanese woodblock prints, notably in the ukiyo-e genre; linocuts from Mexico’s Taller de Gráfica Popular; Old Master drawings and sketches; contemporary American prints; and Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins from the collection of Ottilia Buerger (class of 1938), one of the finest in the country.