Pencil Me In: Selections from the Permanent Collection

September 2 - October 30, 2011

Skill with drawing is the foundation of artistic training.  The Permanent Collection exhibit Pencil Me In features 51 drawings spanning the 19th through 21st century -- including rarely exhibited works by Chaim Gross, John Hemming Fry, Frederick Remington and Clyde Singer.

Born in Canton, New York, in 1861, Frederick Remington traveled throughout the west collecting clothing and artifacts and sketching scenes of the rapidly changing “Old West.” Remington would become famous for his bronze western themed sculpture.


Frederick Remington, A Mutual Surprise, drawing on paper, 17 x 15”, gift of Mr.& Mrs. Ralph Cortell




With the simple subject of placing fruit on foil, Lowell Tolstedt’s realistic rendering in graphite, colored pencil and the unforgiving media of gold silverpoint defies belief. Tolstedt is a former Dean of Fine Arts at the Columbus College of Art and Design.

         Lowell Tolstedt, Great American Still Life: A Composition with Artichoke, Apple, Apricot and Foil, 2004, colored pencil on paper, 23 ¾ x 29 7/8, Margretta Bockius Wilson Fund



Pencil Me In
will be on display through October 30.

Featured Artists:

Israel Abramofsky
Paul Arnold
Will Barnet
George Bellows
Ferdinand Brader
Charles Bragg
Charles Burchfield
John Hemming Fry
Carl Gaertner
Chaim Gross
Robert Henri
Paul Hogarth
Michael Hurson
Joan Kempsmith
George Kozmon
Leon Kroll
Kenneth Lipstreau
Bernard McDonald
David Meyer
Jean Francois Millet
Dwight Mutchler
Elmer Novotny
Christopher Pekoc
Bernard Pothast
Henri Royer
Frederick Remington
Walter Shealor
Everett Shinn
Clyde Singer
Jeanette Pasin Sloan
William Sommer
Moses Soyer
Ralston Thompson
Lowell Tolstedt
Mark Ulrich
Jozesf Vudy
Abraham Walkowitz