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04-08-1999

Clarkson University Receives $1.3 Million Donation Of Artwork

Clarkson University recently received a generous donation of limited edition fine art prints by Canadian artists, valued at over $1.3 million.  The unframed prints were donated from the private collections of 17 Canadian art patrons who are interested in supporting higher education in the United States. Clarkson plans to honor the donors' wishes by auctioning the prints to raise funds to support the University.  A portion of the funds raised will be earmarked for scholarships to support Canadian students.

Consisting of over 1,800 limited edition lithographs, aquatints and silkscreen prints in a wide range of artistic styles, from representational to abstract, the collection represents the work of artists who have exhibited at world-renowned galleries and have placed their work in permanent collections in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

"Clarkson is fortunate to be able to auction these unique and beautiful works of art to Clarkson's generous supporters," says Rebecca Sutcliffe, associate director of Corporate & Foundation Relations.  "Many of our alumni and friends have a deep appreciation for the arts, and several have already contacted us to learn about the auction.  Any one of these limited edition prints will make a stunning addition to a home, office or corporate collection."

Clarkson plans to hold a silent auction of the artwork, with bidding taking place on a special Web site, as part of a Year 2000 celebration.  For more information on the silent auction, contact Rebecca Sutcliffe, at 315-268-4483.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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