The Samuel H. Kress Study Collection at the University of Missouri

The Samuel H. Kress Study Collection at the University of Missouri

In 1961, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation gave fourteen Old Master paintings to the Museum of Art and Archaeology. These form the core of the Museum’s Western art collection. Representing the Renaissance and Baroque periods, the collection demonstrates not only the chronological progression of styles but also the geographic range of Italian art. The paintings include altarpieces, portraits, sacred and mythological images, and genre pieces. The catalog also recognizes the cultural impact and historical significance of one of America’s great collectors. An introductory essay by Marilyn Perry, then Kress Foundation president, recounts the history of the Kress Collection. 120 pages, 32 b&w illus., 18 color. University of Missouri Press, 1999

Publication Author: 
Norman Land, ed.

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"I still remember the feeling of awe and disbelief when I was alone and walked in the room with those casts." --Ruth Tofle, chair of architecture, winner of the 2013 distinguished faculty award from the MU Alumni Association