Emily Carr is very proud of a series of donations made to the University by Dr. Yosef Wosk. Dr. Wosk has given the University a collection of prints over the past three years. The value of the amassed collection is approximately one million dollars. Over 500 prints have been digitized and are included in this collection.
The collection contains works by Cézanne, Rembrandt , Renoir, Riopelle, Cocteau, Chagal, Picasso, Manet, Miro, Warhol, Goya, Rauschenberg and many other artists. It is Dr. Wosk's hope that others will be moved to contribute works that will add both depth and instructional value to the collection.
"This teaching collection will enable students to engage a series of original works, inspired by some of the best printmakers working over a period of almost five hundred years," said Dr. Wosk. In making this donation, Dr. Wosk noted that Emily Carr "has become a symbol of the future of art development, both within our province and beyond our borders. It is a home, a hearth to many: a sanctuary where creativity reigns."
"One of the main pursuits of this collection is to overcome the lacuna between what a student might perceive from viewing instructional art from reproductions in books or slide projections compared to the visceral, tactile, and multi-sensory experience of a direct encounter with authentic examples of the genre." So said Dr. Wosk on donating the collection to the University.
The Wosk family has a strong tradition of philanthropy in Vancouver. Emily Carr is fortunate to enjoy the benefits of the family's interest in supporting education and the arts. Dr. Wosk has taken the University a significant step forward in establishing an inspiring teaching collection. The faculty, staff and students of the University are grateful to Dr. Wosk for his generosity and vision.
Contributed by Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design.