Butler Digital History

Butler Digital History

This site has been put together collaboratively by Butler University students, library faculty, and staff. These exhibits and collections feature digitized items from Butler University Library.

Butler University Art Collection

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Butler University Art Collection

Creator

Carly Dannenmueller

Items in the Butler University Art Collection Collection

Peaceful Reflections
Gayla Hodson has been featured in American Art Collectors Magazin, Indianapolis Monthly, and Indianapolis Woman, and has been highlighted in newspaper articles such as NUVO, the Indianapolis Star, the Indianapolis Business Journal, and is one of the…

Overlook
Rigley studied sculpture at the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida, before he realized that painting was his favorite medium. He preferred painting landscapes and seascapes, as he loved to paint outdoors. He lived the majority of his life in…

Butler University Class of 1887 Photography
Butler University is deeply proud of its abolitionist roots and history of inclusion, and strives to continuously strengthen campus diversity. Butler was founded in 1855 by members of a congregation called the Disciples of Christ. These founders…

From the Butler University Class of 1887 Photograph

Butler University is deeply proud of its abolitionist roots and history of inclusion, and strives to continuously strengthen campus diversity. Butler was founded in 1855 by members of a…

Untitled
Born in Ghent, Belgium, William Frerichs began his art education around the age of six in The Hague, Netherlands under Andreas Schelfhout (1787-1870) and Bartholomeus J. van Hove (1790-1880), two masters of late nineteenth-century Dutch art. …

The Kite Flyers
Davis was born in Hillsboro, Indiana, but later moved to Brownsburg where he graduated form high school and maintained a studio until 1960. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Herron School of Art in 1938, the same year he won the…

Hermes and the Three Graces
Dummich was born and raised in Indianapolis. Dummich has always had an interest in art, and at the age of 13, he received a scholarship to the John Herron Art Institute. At age 17, Dummich joined the United States Navy, where he traveled extensively…

Almost Touching
Peggy Brown specializes in both watercolor paintings and art quilts. When creating her paintings, Brown uses transparent watercolor, and sometimes incorporates graphite, water-soluble color pencils, and pastels. Each of her paintings are presented…

Untitled
Shulz developed his artistic skills as a young boy while sketching on hikes in the woods with his father in Delavan, Wisconsin. He began his formal artistic training at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1889, and at the Art Students League in New York,…

Katharine Merrill Graydon
Katharine Merrill Graydon (1858–1934) is a distinguished figure in Butler University’s history. She was born and raised in Indianapolis, and taught by her aunt and namesake, Catharine Merrill, who was one of the first female university professors…

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