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John T. Scott

John T. Scott: “Samella Lewis,” 2004

A sort of jack-of-all-trades, the breadth of John T. Scott’s artistic mastery includes drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture; his subject matter ranges from self-portraiture to work with important political and social messages.

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Anonymous

Anonymous: Kakiemon bowl

A small porcelain bowl was given in December 2007 to Scripps College by Anthony Elias and Patricia Lords Ghosn and the Worldbridge Foundation. Although modest in size, it reveals much about Japanese history, Oriental ceramics, and modern collecting.

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Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold: Untitled, 2005

Ringgold is widely known as the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book, Tar Beach, which tells the story of young Cassie Louise Lightfoot, a character modeled after Ringgold herself, whose family spends the hot summer nights on the rooftop of its Harlem apartment building. Cassie dreams of flying over the city to be […]

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Joyce Campbell

Joyce Campbell: “Last Light: Pressure Ridge, Scott Base, Antarctica, 2006,” 2006/2007. Silver gelatin print on Paper. Scripps College. Purchase made possible by the Jean and Arthur Ames Fund.

In 2005, Joyce Campbell, an interdisciplinary artist coming out of sculpture and most recognized for her photography, taught as a guest professor at Scripps College in 2005 and participated in the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery’s tri-annual Faculty Exhibition. Campbell, a native of New Zealand, received her Bachelor in Fine Arts in 1992 from Canterbury University […]

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Elizabeth Turk

“Untitled #7,” 2007. Graphite on vellum. 38 x 53 inches. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robbins.

Elizabethan ruffs, the intricate patterns of lace, as well as natural and corporal imagery, from spider webs to the human skeletal system, were the inspiration for the delicately carved and intricately designed collars, each sculpted from a 400-pound block of Sivec or Carrara marble. These scientific yet natural studies serve as representations of articles of […]

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Alison Saar

Alison Saar: “Mirror, Mirror”, 2006. Bronze. 16 x 18 inches. Gift of Alison Saar ’78.

In 2000, Saar’s work was shown alongside that of her sister, Lezley, at the Williamson Gallery. Her work continues to be exhibited at institutions across the county: she is represented by the Phyllis Kind Gallery in New York and Jan Baum Gallery in Los Angeles, and her work is included in the permanent collections at […]

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Tsukioka Kogyo

Tsukioka Kogyo: “100 Noh Plays: Nue”, 1922-25. Ink on paper. 15 x 10 1/8 inches. Purchase by the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures.

Kogyo is best known for his prints of Noh actors, and did a series called Nohgaku Hyakuban (One Hundred Noh Plays). This subject of this print is a monster that terrorized the imperial palace at night.

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