Building Portraits

Portraits of individuals significant to the life of the university were the first works of art commissioned for the collection.  The portraits commemorate those after whom buildings were named such as past university presidents, politicians, benefactors and distinguished faculty. Portraits of other individuals important to the history of UCA can also be seen throughout  campus.

Portrait of Ida WaldronAdrian Louis Brewer (1891-1956),Portrait of Ida M. Waldran, date, oil on board, The UCA Art Collection

Ida Waldron DetailThese portraits are being collected for conservation assessment after being exhibited for many years in uncontrolled environments (Note the abraded surface on the portrait of Ida Waldran to your right.) Lend your support for this important historic and artistic project through the UCA Foundation, Inc.: treatment and restoration are costly.

Click on links below to learn more about the individual portraits:

Mary Augusta Bernard by Nelly Deachman

Harvey A. Buffalo by Kathy Riddick

Marie Schichtl by Gene Hatfield

Winfred L Thompson by Gene Hatfield

Ida M. Waldran by Adrian Louis Brewer