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Booklet produced to solicit support for an artist residence in Toas, New Mexico.

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Oklahoma State Universitys
College of Arts and Sciences has a rare,
exciting opportunity to create a multi-
disciplinary creative arts center in Taos,
New Mexico, that has the potential of forever
changing the lives of students, artists, art
historians, playwrights, poets, composers,
architects, and landscape architects in their
pursuit of educational projects in a truly
inspiring atmosphere.
Through the vision and generosity of Martha Reed, the daughter
of Doel Reed, OSUs rst professor of art who established the universitys
Department of Art and reached international acclaim as a graphic artist,
the university has a chance to acquire the family property in Taos. The
property includes one and a half acres of land with two century-old adobe
homes and Reed’s personal studio.
The acquisition will provide OSU with a unique
opportunity to inspire present and future artists, writers
and related professions for generations to come. It will
open the door for the university to raise its level of public
recognition and reach audiences whose interests extend
far beyond its present scope.
Specifically, the acquisition of the Reed
property makes possible the establishment of:
A national/international artist and scholar’s
residency center
A cross-disciplinary course to facilitate resto-
ration of the property
An student internship program for OSU
Competitive opportunities for faculty to
conduct research at the Center.
Doel Reed, who was recognized as the “undisputed Master of the Aquatint”
in 20th Century art, brought unprecedented, yet rarely recognized honor to OSU. His cele-
brated aquatints, along with his paintings and drawings, are included in the collections of
almost every major museum in the U.S. as well as the Library of Congress.
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Mr. Reed’s aquatints are also included in the collections of such prestigious
international museums as the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, France, and the Victoria
and Albert Museum in London, England. He was elected as an Associate of the acclaimed
National Academy of Design (A.N.A.) in 1942 and gained full academician status (N.A.)
in 1952. He is the only Oklahoman to attain that status.