Marymount to Receive Artwork Worth Thousands
Thousands of dollars worth of prints by prominent artists will soon grace the walls of Marymount College.
W. Graham Arader III, an art dealer with galleries across the country, donated 49 prints with an appraised value in excess of $275,000 to the college's new William H. Hannon Library, in addition to a monetary contribution.
The prints include works by artists including John James Audubon, Alexander Pope and Elizabeth Blackwell.
Arader is a dealer of rare maps, prints and natural history watercolors.
“I want students to be enthralled, as I have been, with a map, document, book or painting that literally and figuratively illustrates history," Arader said in a statement. “I want to bring the past into the present with vivid power."
Michael S. Brophy, president of the college, credited Arader as a philanthropist "with a passion for promoting art literacy."
“Our students ... will surely experience the beauty and timeless brilliance of these works,” Brophy said in a statement.
The collection will be available for daytime public viewing in May.