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The art collection is the Ransom Center's repository of drawings, paintings, sculpture, and limited edition prints. It includes over 65,000 American, European, and Asian works of art from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries. Its strengths include notable American, British, French, and Mexican artists' works on paper. Complementing the Ransom Center's extensive rare book and manuscript collections are exceptional examples of literary portraiture as well as art created by writers and poets. With materials ranging from caricatures and cartoons, book illustration and fine presses, to early European popular imagery, Pre-Raphaelite art, modern French art, posters, and artists' books, the art collection holds numerous opportunities for original research and specialized study.

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Chalk drawing of a young woman. Click to enlarge.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Lilith
1867
Colored chalk on paper
28 x 24" (71.1 x 61 cm)

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VIDEO DOCUMENTARY

A World of Interest: Frida Kahlo's Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird

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Publications

The Covarrubias Circle: Nickolas Muray's Collection of Twentieth-Century Mexican Art - Illustrated catalog of Miguel Covarrubias and others

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Aunt Dicy Tales: John Biggers' Drawings for the Folktale - An illustrated catalog of artwork by John Biggers

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