Works on Paper

The print collection of the Allentown Art Museum was begun in 1966 to serve as an educational tool, at which time the SOTA Print Fund was inaugurated to build this area. From the late 1970s, the print collection has been built on the same principles of excellence as other collections of the museum. It reflects the paintings and sculpture from the collections of Samuel H. Kress, Mr. and Mrs. Fowler Merle-Smith, Mrs. Eugene Garbaty, and others, comprising the Museum’s core Old Master holdings. Prints from the Renaissance and earlier Baroque periods currently represent areas of strongest representation.