Brightman, Thomas and Susan Collection of Paintings by William Sauts Netamux'we Bock
Scope and Contents
The core of this collection consists of 57 works of art by Pennsylvania artist William Sauts Netamux'we Bock. The works were acquired over a period of 25 years by Rollins alumnus Thomas Merton Brightman (class of 1965). It also contains materials documenting the paintings, Brightman's personal notes on the subjects depicted, printed illustrations by Bock, and advertisements for Bock's studio in Souderton, Pennsylvania.
- Created: 1960-2010
- Other: Majority of material found in 1990-2010
- Other: Date acquired: 07/04/2014
- Bock, William Sauts, 1939- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research
Conditions Governing Use
Materials are under copyright. Permission to publish or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Biographical or Historical Information
William Sauts Netamux'we Bock, a member of the Lenne Lenape Wolf Clan of eastern Pennsylvania, was born in 1939. He graduated a BFA from the Pennsylvania College of Art (now the University of the Arts), where he trained in the tradition of the Brandywine School of artists that included N.C. Wyeth and Howard Pyle. Sauts later received a Masters of Theology from Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia, and worked as a practicing minister for several years before becoming a full-time painter and illustrator. Many of the works contained in this collection were commissioned by the donor, Thomas Merton Brightman. They are signed alternately "Sauts," "Fra Sauts," and "Riv Sauts."
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54 paintings, 2 stained glass works, 1 rubbing, 1 document box, 1 flat box other_unmapped
Language of Materials
The collection is described in two series. Series 1: Paintings, 1960-2010 includes paintings and stained glass, the majority of which hang in various locations throughout Olin Library. Their locations are noted in item-level descriptions. Series 2: Supporting Documentation includes materials documenting the paintings, Brightman's personal notes on the subjects depicted, printed illustrations by Bock, and advertisements for Bock's studio in Souderton, Pennsylvania.
Source of Acquisition
Thomas and Susan Brightman
Method of Acquisition
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Other Descriptive Information
Five folders of materials in Series 2: Supporting Documentation contain items that were attached to the backs of several paintings and removed for preservation and access purposes. File names indicate their original relation to specific paintings.
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