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  • This database is slowly being built.  We are adding and describing the Scientific Apparatus held in the Moosnick Collection and slowly adding information on artwork and other artifacts. If you are interested in supporting this work with a monetary donation, please contact Susan Brown, Library Director.

20th C Art

Emil Carlsen
Subject: The Chocolate Pot, c1917
Oil on canvas

This painting was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Chamberlain 12/13/96.

More information is available at the Emil Carlsen Archives.

Location: Library

William T. Chambers
Warren Rosenthal,
2002
Oil on canvas

Rosenthal is a Lexington businessman and Transylvania trustee. The Rosenthal Residence complex is named for him.

Location: Library

Harold Collins
Spence Carrick, c 1930
Oil on canvas

Spence Carrick was a trustee and treasurer at Transylvania in the 1930s.

Location: Library

William F. Drapier
William T. Young, 1999
Oil on canvas

William T. Young was chair of the Board of Trustees of Transylvania University 1977-2000 and served on the Board of Trustees since 1966.

Location: Library

Luis Eades
To the Bridge, 1951
Oil on canvas

Eades art education was at the Bath School of Art and Slade School of Art in England and at the University of Kentucky.   After WWII he became interested in mural painting and public art, and went to Mexico to study at the Instituto Politecnico Nacional in Mexico City.

Location: Library

Jack Girard
Pearl, 1988
Mixed media

Location: Library

 

Sudduth Goff
"Betty", c1930s
Oil on board

Goff was a Kentucky native and and Instructor at the American Academy of Art in Chicago.  Goff attended Transylvania University during 1905-07 and received an honorary doctorate from Kentucky University (TU changed names) in 1948.

Location: Old Morrison

Sudduth Goff
Woman in Red, c1940s

Location: Old Morrison

Artist: Mathew Jouett
Date painted:
Subject: Colonel Robert Patterson
Oil on canvas

Robert Patterson lived 1753-1827. He was a leading citizen of Lexington and became a trustee of Transylvania in 1795. He was a member of the first party of men to settle on the town fork of Elkhorn Creek.  His log cabin is preserved on Transylvania's campus. This painting has also been attributed to Sudduth Goff.

Location: Library

Victor Hammer
Frank Rose, c1950
Oil on board

Rose was president of the college from 1951-1957.  The artist Victor Hammer was artist in residence at Transylvania.

More info in article on p10 of Transylvania Treasures 5.1:
http://www.transy.edu/news/publications/treasures11/index.htm

Location: Library

Victor Hammer
Raymond F. McLain, c1950s
Oil on board

McClain was president of Transylvania 1939-1951.  Hammer was artist in residence at TU shortly after WWII.

Location: Library

Harry Millet
Dr. Benjamin Franklin Lewis, 1987
Oil on canvas

Lewis was a TU alum, class of 1943. He held additional degrees from Lexington Theological Seminary, Harvard, and University of Cincinnati.  He was a faculty member at TU in the Philosophy and Religion Department and was winner of the Morrison Medallion, May 1985. He lived 1918-1988.

Euology

Location: Library

Perwyn Morlan
Landscape, 20th C
Pastel

About the Artist: Transylvania’s Morlan Gallery is a tribute to the late Halford J. Morlan , distinguished physician and churchman of Phoenix, Arizona, and to his wife Perwyn Morlan, an artist. The Morlan’s, along with Mrs. Margaret V. Haggin, Anna Pearce Carrick, and Mrs. Myrtle Critchfield Mitchell were the principle donors to Transylvania’s Mitchell Fine Arts Center, built in 1966.

Location: Library

Joseph Petro
Mrs. Charles Fishback Norton
date unknown
Oil on canvas

Norton was the librarian from 1914-1942.  The painting was presented to the college by alumni and friends.  Petro was artist in residence at Transylvania.

Location: Library

Thomas E. Stephens
Frances Carrick Thomas, c1980s
Oil on canvas

Thomas was an Hamilton College graduate and mother of Charles Allen Norton, noted scientist and Transylvania alum. The 1950s section of the library is named for her.  The painting was a gift of the Charles Allen Thomas Estate, June 1981. 

Location: Library

Adalin Wichman
Jacob Douglas Gay, Jr., 1990

Gay was chair of the Transylvania Board of Trustees from 1958-1974. He was a broadcasting executive, nationally known cattle farmer, and inventor.  The library was named for him in 1984. The artist, Adalin Wichman also created the work in the rotunda of the Lexington Public Library.

Location: Library

Artist unknown
William Temple Withers, c1910
Oil on canvas

Location: Library