Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grunwald
The works given jointly by Fred Grunwald and his second wife, Saidee Grunwald, over the decade between 1954 (two years before the Grunwald Center was officially established) and 1964 comprise roughly 1,800 objects, representing the largest of the Grunwald family's five original gifts. They include a wealth of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French, German, and American prints, as well as selections by Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954), Willi Geiger (German, 1878–1971), and Mario Avati (French, 1921–1999). The gift also contains more than 30 Japanese prints by artists of the Utagawa School, more than 75 German Expressionist prints, and more than 80 works by midcentury American printmakers including Garo Antreasian (American, b. 1922), Misch Kohn (American, 1916–2003), John Paul Jones (American, 1924–1999), and Louise Nevelson (American, 1899–1988).