The College at Brockport

Preserving the Paintings of E. E. Cummings

The College at Brockport is pleased to report that 52 of the original 72 paintings in its collection by acclaimed poet and painter E.E. Cummings have been "adopted" for restoration. Through the generosity of individuals and organizations alike, and the continued support and attention of WXXI, National Public Radio and The Wall Street Journal, these fragile paintings are being restored and preserved under the skilled attention of art conservators James and Patricia Hamm, and shared with scholars and art lovers for generations.

Watch the WXXI-TV interview, read The Wall Street Journal article, and listen to a piece on National Public Radio about this rare collection and the efforts to have it restored by The College at Brockport.

Review the E. E. Cummings collection and find out how to adopt a painting of your own. Notecards with E.E. Cummings images are also available. The proceeds of these purchases directly support restoration efforts.  

For more information, please contact Michael D. Andriatch, Director of Leadership Giving & Alumni Relations, at (585) 395-5809 or mandriat@brockport.edu.

The Hildegarde Lasell Watson Collection of Artworks by E.E. Cummings

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Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the following works have been restored:

Work Donor
Untitled(Landscape with Water and House) Anonymous
Female Nude Anthony Zerbe
Portrait of Boy with Bird Betsy Balzano in honor of Walter Brautigan
A Boy’s Thoughts Bill Lukashok in honor of Martin Lukashok
Woman in Rose Hat Brockport Auxiliary Service Corp./BASC Board of Directors
Untitled (lavender lilacs) Connie Ann Kirk
Untitled (woodland at night) Dr. Clark V. Whited and Dr. Frances Moroney Whited
Portrait of Blonde Woman Dr. Frank and Kristine Short
Untitled (floral with coffee pot) Dr. Frank and Kristine Short in Honor of Their Parents
Untitled (Man with Camera) Dr. Frank and Kristine Short in memory of James Sibley Watson, Jr. and Nancy Watson Dean
Red Barn and Silo Dr. John and Kathy Halstead
Birth of Christ Dr. William and Monika Andrews in memory of Stephan and Thilde Wickert
Self-portrait in red hat Dr. William and Monika Andrews in memory of Stephan and Thilde Wickert
Woodland Scene Dr. William and Monika Andrews in memory of Stephan and Thilde Wickert
Untitled (Circus Tightrope Walker) Echo M.J. Chen
Female Nude Eugenia Gerber in Memory of Dr. Philip Gerber
Polychrome seascape Eugenia Gerber in Memory of Dr. Philip Gerber
Untitled (city landscape) Eugenia Gerber in Memory of Dr. Philip Gerber
Black man with Hat Faculty, Emeriti and Students of the Department of English
Flowers (two-sided) Grant Holcomb and Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester
Flowers (two-sided) Grant Holcomb and Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester
Untitled (two floral scene) Gwendolyn and David L. Hoffberg
Untitled James & Patricia Hamm
Factory/Tree(two-sided) James and Patricia Hamm
Untitled (Man in Landscape with Moon) James and Susan Genthner
Landscape Joseph T. and Grace C. Short
Lady in a Pink Dress Judie and Hans Keithley
Surrealistic landscape June Clase
Brown Building Liberty Mutual
Untitled (roof scene) Mary Anne Grade Pietrzykowski in Memory of Arnold E. "Ned" Grade
Untitled (landscape at sunset) Moira Fallon in memory of her father, John Joseph Fallon
Landscape with blue sky and trees Provost Anne Huot and Vice Presidents Roxanne Johnston, Lou Spiro and Katy Wilson
Railroad view Richard and Joan Fenton
Sunset with Crescent Moon Sally Steinwachs, in memory of Barbara Steinwachs, her sister
Untitled (Bathers on Beach) Scott Turner and Mary Worboys Turner
House Shearer Family, Middleport, NY
Scofield Thayer Shearer Family, Middleport, NY
Unknown (Lady with Green Tie) Shearer Family, Middleport, NY
Woman with Abstract Mask Shearer Family, Middleport, NY
Untitled (yellow rose) SUNY Brockport Alumni Association
Woman with Cloche Hat Susan K. Maloney in memory of her parents, Margaret H. and John T. Kwas
Artist on Porch The Art Department at SUNY Brockport
Masked female nudes The College at Brockport
Noise #1, Circles and Triangles The College at Brockport
Sound #5 The College at Brockport
Untitled (geometric composition) The College at Brockport
Untitled (Scrolls, Angles, etc.) The College at Brockport
Noise Number 1 The School of Arts and Performance
Flowers and Hat: Patchen Place The Terry Family Talent Foundation
Ballerina Tying Shoes (double-sided) Theresa A. Gasparrini Carballal in memory of Rose Strasser, teacher/mentor
Ballerina Tying Shoes (double-sided) Theresa A. Gasparrini Carballal in memory of Rose Strasser, teacher/mentor
Abstract Toni Flynn, Hilary Cecil-Jordan and John Halpern in memory of their father, Raymond Halpern
Landscape with Hills and Clouds Toni Flynn, Hilary Cecil-Jordan and John Halpern in memory of their father, Raymond Halpern
Female portrait in red hat Virginia Bacheler and Skip Battaglia

The Hildegarde Lasell Watson Collection of Artworks by E.E. Cummings

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