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Wild at Heart: Conserving Nature Through Art & Archives

Spring 2022 Gallery Exhibit

Wild Art

Nature and art go hand in hand. Artists have tried to capture the mystery and awe of the natural world as well as the impact mankind has had on it.  This is especially true for many of the artists' books in our collections.  This exhibit only highlights a few of the rich examples available to be explored in the Special Collections and University Archives. Whether they are explicitly designed to encourage conservation, like Rachel Simmon's work, or they draw upon nature for inspiration art captures the essence of what it means to be in and of a landscape. 

Artists Books


Birds in Flight

Leonardo Nierman,

Mexican (b. 1932)


Green Mansions

Joy Postle (d. 1989)


Oil on board

Water Painting

St. Pierre Toussaint (1923-1985)


Acrylic on board

American Egret

Joy Postle (d. 1989)


Oil on board


Richard Sloan (1935-2007)



About the Artists

Additional Resources