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Ellis Gift Collection: selected works

J.T. Ellis, an accomplished mariner, one-time resident of New Hampshire, and avid collector of valuable pieces of art and books has generously bequeathed his one-of-a-kind collection to Plymouth State University, where he spent two years as an undergradua

Ellis Gift Collection: selected works

 

Starlight, Rockwell Kent, 1930

Located in the Lamson Learning Commons, David A. Beronä Exhibition Wall.
Exhibited until Spring 2015

J.T. Ellis, an accomplished mariner, one-time resident of New Hampshire, and avid collector of valuable pieces of art and books has generously bequeathed his one-of-a-kind collection to Plymouth State University, where he spent two years as an undergraduate after graduating from Plymouth High School in 1948. The collection includes signed prints from esteemed artists like David Hockney, Rockwell Kent and Thomas Nason, as well as local favorites Herbert Waters and Christopher Morse. Selections from this donation will be on view periodically as part of the Lamson Learning Commons exhibition program.

PSU’s Interim Dean of Library and Academic Support Services, Elaine Allard, said the collection is a wonderful addition to the University’s Archives.  “We are extremely pleased to have his artwork be part of our collection and to honor him by sharing his artwork with our students,” Allard said.

All works included in the Ellis donation are maintained by the Michael J. Spinelli, Jr.Center for University Archives and Special Collections.