Selected Works

Faculty Legacy

The Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts has been expanded by the generosity of faculty who have made donations of their artworks and by benefactors who have given the Museum works by Karl Zerbe, Robert W. Fichter, Arthur Deshaies, William Walmsley, George Blakely, Ray Burggraf and Mark Messersmith, among others. The diverse faculty who have taught at Florida State University since it became a co-ed institution after WWII have shaped generations of students’ careers.

Jungle Arc (1998)
by Ray Burggraf
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Untitled (2004)
by Arthur Emillien Deshaies
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Cycle of a Large Sea: Night Sea Rides and Love (1962)
by Arthur Emillien Deshaies
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Portrait of the Artist Disguised as a Backpacker (2001)
by George Blakely
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

A Cubic Foot of Photographs (1978)
by George Blakely
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Oskar Kokoschka (1949)
by Karl Zerbe
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Landscape with Letter (ca. 1953)
by Karl Zerbe
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Two Egrets (1999)
by Karl Zerbe
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Storm Clouds (2003)
by Mark Messersmith
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Still Life with Flamingo (1988)
by Mark Messersmith
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

August 27th, 2003 (2003)
by Mark Messersmith
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Bad Painting Series (1964)
by William Walmsley
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Ding Dong Daddy Shoe Shoe (1971)
by William Walmsley
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Bad Painting Series (1964)
by William Walmsley
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Still Night (2005)
by Trevor Bell
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Still Rose (2005)
by Trevor Bell
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Anther (2003)
by Trevor Bell
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts
acrylic on canvas, 72 x 66 inches

Swing Forms with Red (1990)
by Trevor Bell
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Oil Can Portrait #1 (1978)
by Robert W Fichter
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Still Life: Fish with Man and Japanese Sea
by Robert W Fichter
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Cowboy in Landscape (1983)
by Robert W Fichter
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Drowning Man 1 (1983)
by Robert W Fichter
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

“A lot of learning has gone on in this place, in our various blocks of time here, with an amazing variety of faculty and fellow students. We learned in classrooms and studios of the former Art Department that moved from the upper floors of the Westcott Building before the fire, to the mysterious, former Florida State College for Women Seminole Dining Hall spaces and then into the new brick bulges and planes of the Fine Arts Building with later expansions to the more practical warehouse studios at Railroad Square for the studio art students. . . .Learning in that place and with our respective group’s mix of people and professors was a gift.”

—Excerpted from “Wisdom and Billiard Balls” written by Marsha Orr (BA 1970/MFA 1973) in 1998 for a reunion exhibition. Ms. Orr directed the University Art Gallery in 1977-78 and went on to the State Arts Agency to help found the Art in State Buildings Program and direct the Individual Artists’ Fellowship and museum programs for the State of Florida. In 1993, she was coordinator for Jean Claude and Christo during his “Surrounded Islands: A Project for Biscayne Bay, Miami.”

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