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Japanese Prints: The Collections of Vincent Van Gogh and Drexel University

This short video examines Drexel University’s collection of Japanese woodblock prints, which was formed in America by Drexel’s third President, James W. Paul Jr. It is similar in its scope and the artists represented to the large number of prints acquired by Vincent van Gogh from the Parisian dealer Samuel Bing. Both men used their collections for educational purposes: James Paul for students enrolled at the newly established Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry (as it then was) and van Gogh for himself: to explore new ways of making paintings.