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KU's Spencer Museum Gets World War I Art

vallotton-b-sizedDonated woodcut by artist Félix Vallotton, born Lausanne, Switzerland; died Paris, France (1865–1925). This image is one of six woodcuts from the portfolio “C’est la Guerre!” (“This is War!” or “Such is War!”), Winter 1915–1916 (published 1917), Gift of Professor Eric G. Carlson. (Image credit: Spencer Museum of Art)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has been given a large collection of World War I era art. The university says in a release that the museum has received the collection belonging to Eric G. Carlson. The gift includes more than 3,000 pieces of graphic art, paintings and textiles largely from 1914 to 1918. The gift expands the museum's already significant collection of World War I art. The university says Carlson, who taught art history professor at other colleges and universities, is also a member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association.

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