The LUX Print Collection

The LUX Print Collection

In September 1997, Ms. Lux transferred ownership of her personal collection of nearly 500 master prints to The LUX Center for the Arts. The prints, purchased to use in her classes, had come primarily from two organizations. The majority were acquired from the Associated American Artists, in New York City. Started in 1934, the AAA was founded on the principle that original fine artwork should not be restricted to a select few. Private collecting in the United States had been limited mostly to paintings, while original prints were sought by only museums and scholars. So to broaden the reach of the art world, artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, and John Steuart Curry agreed to offer their prints to collectors throughout the country for as little as five dollars each. The prints were issued in editions of 250, individually signed, and not numbered.

The second organization from which Ms. Lux purchased prints was the American Collegiate Society of Print Collectors. Formed in 1930, this group sold prints exclusively to college art departments. The society was forced to suspend activities during the Depression due to the financial condition of many universities.

Curated exhibitions of Ms. Lux’s prints may be seen throughout the year on the second floor of The LUX Center for the Arts in the Gladys Lux Historical Gallery. Susan Soriente is the part-time curator of the LUX Print Collection, and her position is supported in part by the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation. Susan maintains the prints and produces four exhibitions in the LUX Print Gallery each year. She also works with Lincoln Public Schools teachers to create curriculum based on the LUX print collection, that LPS art teachers use in their classrooms.

Teacher Tools

Lincoln Public Schools art specialists have created a series of lesson and unit ideas based upon the LUX print collection. The unit plans are written using the National Standards of Art and you can adjust the lessons for all ages of students. We’re excited for you to use these lesson opportunities with the LUX print exhibitions in your classroom.

American Graphic

American Graphic
American Graphic
Finn McCool by William Gropper, Lithograph 1949
Survivor by Joseph Hirsch, Lithograph 1954
Slumbering Harbor by Samuel L. Margolies, Etching 1950
Evening Song by Fletcher Marin, Lithograph 1946
Birthday Party by Lily Harmon, Lithograph 1945
The Cellist by Grant Reynard, Drypoint Etching 1945
Rock Fisherman by Gordon Grant, Lithograph 1953
Summer Day by Adolf Dehn, Lithograph 1954
The Vanishing Giant by Harry Sternberg, Etching 1953
Home Run by Stanley Kaplan, Etching 1972
Helicopter by Doris Lee, Lithograph 1948
Boxing by Diana Thorn, Etching 1938
Evening Music by Doel Reed, Etching 1946
Fishermen Three by John Costigan, Etching 1938
Across the Valley by Alfred Hutty, Etching 1930
#35 Mirror of Illusion by Arthur Davies, Etching 1916
The Art Class by Guy Pene Du Bois, Silk Screen 1943
Enough! By Harry Sternberg, Etching 1947
Drought Stricken Willow by Dwight Kirsch, Etching 1936

Wild and Tame

Wild and Tame
Wild and Tame
Summer Evening by Aaron Gunn Pyle, Lithograph
Frightened Horses by Umberto Romano,1948 Lithograph
Child at Piano by Margery Ryerson Lithograph Undated
Little Ballerinas by Margery Ryerson, 1949 Lithograph
Man and Beast by Joseph Hirsch, 1948 Lithograph
Winter Feeding by Irwin D. Hoffman, 1939 Etching
Mare and Colt by Georges Schreiber, 1952 Lithograph
High, Wide and Handsome by Fletcher Martin, 1950 Lithograph
Eagle by Leonard Baskin, 1973 Wood Engraving
Leda and the Swan by Marie Laurencin, 1950 Etching
Mallards Away by Joseph Day Knap,1949 Etching
Black Pasture by Danielle Dillemann, 1965 Etching
Jack and Jinny by Douglas Hall, 1930 Woodblock
Tired Geese by Frank Weston Benson, 1935 Etching
Seaweed Harvest, Jersey by Edmund Blampied, 1936 Etching
Shepherd and Shepherdess by Charles Francois Daubigny,1921 Etching
Illustration for “Le Georgiques”#2 by Aristide Maillol, 1937-43 Wood Engraving
Goats in Landscape by Stefano della Bella, 1642 Etching

Celebrating 40 Years: "Best of the Best"

Celebrating 40 Years: "Best of the Best"
Celebrating 40 Years: "Best of the Best"
July Fifteenth by Grant Wood, Lithograph 1938
Flood by Thomas Hart Benton, Lithograph 1937
Prize Stallions by John Steuart Curry, Lithograph 1938
Bathers by Alexander Archipenko, Lithograph 1954
Mary Cassatt at the Louvre by Edgar Degas, Etching 1879-80
Billingsgate by James McNeil Whistler, Etching 1859
Chapeau Epingle by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Etching 1921
Boy Blowing Bubbles by Edouard Manet, Etching 1868-69
At God's Command by Marc Chagall, Etching 1931
Notre Dame by Henri Matisse, Etching
The Resurrection by Albrecht Durer, Engraving 1509-10
The Crucifixion by Rembrandt Van Rijn, Etching 1634
Portrait of a Young Girl by Paul Cezanne, Etching 1873
Mucho hay que Chupar by Francisco Goya, Etching 1799
Columbe Volant a l'Arc-en-Ciel by Pablo Picasso, Lithograph 1952
Cavalcade by Wassily Kandinsky, Woodcut
Les Hirondelles de Mer by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Lithograph 1895
The Manicure by Mary Cassatt, Etching 1908

We're Only Human

We're Only Human
We're Only Human
Carib Mother by Marion Greenwood, AAA Lithograph 1954
Hong Kong Girl by Marion Greenwood, AAA Lithograph 1948
The Hardy Breed by Gordon Grant, AAA Lithograph 1947
Cape Cod Personage by Ronald Kowalke, AAA Etching 1972
Scribe Meditating by Joseph Margulies, Aquatint Etching 1939
Self Portrait by Raphael Soyer, AAA Lithograph 1954
Instruction by Thomas Hart Benton, AAA Lithograph 1942
Four Artists by William Joseph Patterson, AAA Etching 1972
The Dove by Doris Lee, AAA Lithograph 1951
Michael John by George Biddle, AAA Lithograph 1938
Fumette by James McNeil Whistler, Etching 1858
Drouet the Sculpteur by James McNeil Whistler, Etching 1859
Untitled Woodcut by Katsushika Hokusai, undated
Self Portrait by Kathe Kollwitz, Etching 1912
Infante Marguerite by Edouard Manet, Etching 1862
Jeune fille au repos by Berthe Morisot, Drypoint Etching 1887
Lucien Guitry by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Lithograph 1898
Self Portrait by Gladys M. Lux, Pencil Drawing 1918

A Floating World

A Floating World
A Floating World
Kikukawa Eizan
Kunichika Toyohara
Utagawa Toyokuni
Utagawa Toyokuni
Utagawa Toyokuni
Utagawa Toyokuni
Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Utagawa Kunisada
Utagawa Kunisada
Utagawa Sadatora
Isoda Koryusai
Unknown Artist
Ando Hiroshige
Ando Hiroshige
Ando Hiroshige
Ando Hiroshige
Kitao Shigemasa
Kitao Shigemasa

Impressions of Youth

Impressions of Youth

Portraits Redux


Architectural Elevations

Architectural Elevations
Architectural Elevations
Richard A. Florsheim "Airport" color lithograph
John William Josef Winkler "Bermondsey Bridge" etching
Lili Rethi "City Skyline" lithograph
Ernest Fiene "Colonial Church" lithograph
N.H. Noder "Guadalupe Church" lino or woodblock print
Louis C. Rosenberg "Hotel de ville Dreux" drypoint etching
Kenneth Willmarth "Nebraska State Capitol" lithograph
Victor Valery "Notre Dame de Reims Cathedral, France" color etching
Aaron Bohrod "Noumea" lithograph
Corel "Opera" lithograph
Arbit Nicolai Blatas "Pont des Artes Paris" lithograph
Nat Lowell "Rockefeller Center" etching
V.R. Planchet "Rue St Rustique" etching
Carman Bonanno "Tower of Pisa" etching
Ben Albert Benson "University Hall" aquatint/engraving
John C. Vondrous "View from Charles IV Bridge of Prague" etching
Dale William Nichols "Winter Scene" color serigraph

Limning Lithos

Limning Lithos
Limning Lithos
Airport by Richard Florsheim
Bass Viol by Joseph Hirsch
Conference at the Bench by Joseph Hirsch
Double Play by Fletcher Martin
Fisherman's Cove, Maine by Ernest Fiene
God's Tree by Nathaniel Pousette-Dart
Kiss by Joseph Hirsch
Les beaux Jour de la Vie by Honore Daumier
Mother and Child by Marion Greenwood
Railroad Waiting Room by Raphael Soyer
Sand Fence by Gordon Grant
Shadow of the Dock by Gordon Grant
The Antique Shop by Peggy Bacon
The Forge by James Abbott Whistler
The Ghost Dance by Margery Ryerson
The Great Bridge by Lili Rethi
Trio by Mervin Jules
Wharf at Well Fleet by Stow Wengenroth
Recent Museum Exhibitions
Gladys M. Lux
9/6/18 to 1/8/19
Print / Paper
Gladys M. Lux
5/4/18 to 9/4/18
Print / Paper
Gladys M. Lux
1/2/18 to 5/2/18
Gladys M. Lux
9/7/17 to 1/3/18
Print / Paper
Gladys M. Lux
5/1/17 to 9/6/17
Print / Paper
Gladys M. Lux
1/5/17 to 5/2/17
Print / Paper
Gladys M. Lux
9/8/16 to 1/3/17
Print / Paper

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