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​Historic Knight Library: Art & Architecture

Guide to the art and architecture of the 1937 historic Knight Library, University of Oregon, Eugene.

KNEELING FEMALE FIGURE

Artist:  Nellie G. Best.  Medium: Carved stone. Location:  Knight Library Browsing Room.

Kneeling Female Figure.
Source: UO Libraries Special Collections & University Archives, University Archives Photographs, 1890s-2010s, UA Ref 3 Box IE 5, Folder 7.

Kneeling Female Figure.
Source: UO Libraries Special Collections & University Archives, University Archives Photographs, 1890s-2010s, UA Ref 3 Box IE 5, Folder 7.

Kneeling Female Figure. Location: Browsing Room fireplace.
Photo: Ed Teague.

Identification of Nellie Best as the artist of the kneeling female figure was made possible by the digitization of a series of School of Architecture and Allied Arts classroom photographs for Oregon Digital in which Best is identified as the artist of this untitled work.

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SOURCES

Blackstock, Joe, "How the Murals at the Ontario Post Office Got There," Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, December 12, 2016. http://www.dailybulletin.com/arts-and-entertainment/20161212/how-the-murals-at-the-ontario-post-office-got-there

"Former Students Display Art Work."  Oregon Daily Emerald, May 1, 1936.  Mary Kirkwood, Nell Best at Little Gallery.

​"White Bear Lake, MN New Deal Art," wpamurals.com.

Who's Who in Northwest Art.  Edited by Marion Brymner Appleton.  Seattle: Frank McCaffrey, 1941.

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