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Will Collins

Artwork Owner
Summit County
Collection
Akron-Summit County Public Library
Description:

Will Collins was the director of the Akron Public Library during the 1930s and was also an accomplished artist whose specialty was linoleum printmaking. He developed a technique of using an old umbrella rib as a tool for cutting the linoleum, and made prints using a discarded letter press. During... Read more

Will Collins was the director of the Akron Public Library during the 1930s and was also an accomplished artist whose specialty was linoleum printmaking. He developed a technique of using an old umbrella rib as a tool for cutting the linoleum, and made prints using a discarded letter press. During his time in Akron, he exhibited at the Akron Art Institute and was one of its trustees. These prints depict various Akron scenes from the time, emphasizing industrial settings such as factories and railroad yards. They are copies and enlargements of the prints Collins published in a book called Sun Over a City.

Additional Notes

Located at Akron-Summit County Main Library Exterior walls of meeting rooms

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Indoor Collection
Address:

60 S High Street
Akron, OH 44326
Summit County

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