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Although the fine arts department purchased it first drawings in 1916, the museum acquired relatively few drawings until the 1950s. Major acquisitions were added in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s through gifts and purchase, particularly in the area of European and American art. Additional drawing collections came from the widow of the Renaissance scholar Ulrich Middeldorf (1987), the estate of Arnold Marks (1991), Bernhard and Cola Heiden Collection (2000), and a recent gift of twenty-four Italian master drawings from the Columbus, Indiana, businessman Anthony J. Moravec (2010). One of the larger holdings by a single artist is the collection of 89 preparatory drawings by Thomas Hart Benton’s for his 1933 Indiana Murals.

John Himmelfarb
American, born 1946
Graphite and acrylic on pink paper
Sheet: 27 3/8 x 19 1/8 in. (69.5 x 48.6 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift from the collection of Nell and Paul Schneider, 2013.168

Peregrine Honig
American, born 1976
Black ink, watercolor, and varnish on paper
Image/sheet: 11 ¼ x 7 ½ in. (28.6 x 19.1 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of Thomas Robertello, 2010.106

Robert Barnes
American, born 1934
Poetry Reading at the Dil
Pastel and casein on paper
Image: 15 ¾ x 20 1/16 in. (40.0 x 50.9 cm); sheet: 22 9/16 x 30 in. (57.3 x 76.2 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Museum purchase with funds from the Estate of Herman B Wells via the Joseph Granville and Anna Bernice Wells Memorial Fund, 2012.41