A. David Jones P’90 and former HWS Trustee Heather Moden Jones ’56, P’90 have generously donated six drawings by important American painter Moses Soyer to The Collections of Hobart and William Smith to enhance its profile of American art from the mid-20th century.
“The drawings are lovely studies showing a variety of line, shading and foreshortening,” says Visual Arts Curator Kathryn Vaughn P’08. “They will be useful for students taking life drawing classes as well as adding significantly to our collections.”
Soyer is known for his portraits of everyday people including young couples, workers, actresses, dancers, artists, friends and family. The six drawings will be used in studio classes and collection exhibits to enhance the experience for students and viewers. The Joneses hope to broaden the study of art among students at HWS.
Jones, who served on the Board of Trustees from 1979 to 1989, is retired and works with the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Artists Market in Michigan. Her husband, David, was a visual art major at Kent State. They are now serious collectors of art. Her son Ian D. Jones ’90 took art classes at the Colleges as an undergraduate.