Leaving a Mark:

The Winston and Ada Eason Collection of “Monuments of American Graphic Arts”

Leaving a Mark: The Winston and Ada Eason Collection of “Monuments of American Graphic Arts” exhibited twenty-eight nineteenth and twentieth-century prints from the Winston and Ada Eason Collection of “Monuments of American Graphic Arts.” Instrumental in founding the Museum, the Easons began collecting various types of artworks in the late-1940s and gifted this print collection between 1969 and 1971. With a wide variety of prints, such as lithographs, engravings, woodcuts, and aquatints, the exhibit included well-known artists John James Audubon, Childe Hassam, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, John Sloan, Winslow Homer, Jack Levine, Mary Cassatt, Lyonel Feininger, Grant Wood, Stuart Davis, and Thomas Hart Benton. Highlights included Whistler’s Rotherhithe, Davis’s Barber Shop Chord, and Benton’s Frankie and Johnnie.