Richard F. Brush Art Gallery (St. Lawrence University)

Unknown, Fon Applique, 20th century. Richard F. Brush Art Gallery (St. Lawrence University)

Artstor has collaborated with the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University to share nearly 200 images of African textiles, contemporary Inuit prints and drawings, and Vietnam War-era photography in the Digital Library. From its permanent collection, the Gallery is sharing 86 images of textiles from Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, and Cape Verde, including strip woven and sewn wrappers and blankets, resist-dyed fabrics, ceremonial robes and war shirts. These images were donated by Christopher D. Roy (Class of 1970) and Nora Leonard Roy (Class of 1969). Christopher Roy, Professor of Art History and Elizabeth M. Stanley Faculty Fellow of African Art History at the University of Iowa, has also contributed his archive of field photography to the Digital Library. 

The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery is also sharing 48 Inuit prints and drawings stemming primarily from the Kinngait Studios in Cape Dorset and the Uqqurmiut Arts Center in Pangnirtung, both on Canada's Arctic Baffin Island, Nunavut. In addition, the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery has contributed 62 images of photographs by American G.I.s and nurses depicting battlefields, soldiers, prisoners, and villages and city life in Vietnam, as well as protests and peace marches in the U.S.

The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University was named in recognition of the generosity of Richard F. Brush (Class of 1952). It supports the University's academic programs and curricular activities by maintaining a permanent collection of nearly 7,000 art objects and organizing temporary exhibitions and other educational programs. The permanent collection has particular strengths in 20th century American and European works on paper, including prints, photographs, drawings, and artists' books and portfolios, as well as significant holdings in 19th and 20th century American and European sculpture, ceramics, and painting.