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NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE: SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 1966 A large group of paintings by Florida artists has been presented to New College by and Hrs. Alfred V. Harx of Sarasota and Cape Cod, Mass. The entire gift collection goes on exhibit at the New College Fine Arts Institute Gallery in the John Ringlins Towers in Sarasota Hednesday at 8:30 p.m. The more than 60 paintings in the collection represent purchases by the for the 14 years since they have lived in the area. Both Alfred Marx and his wife, Lily, have been painters themselves for 25 years and they have had a number of shm-1s locally and an important man and show in Manhattan's Leonard Hutton Gallery. Included in their New College gift collection are '"orks by artists Syd Solomon, Eugene Hhite, Douglas SteHart, Dorothy MacDonald, Helen Sawyer, Loan Hilford, Hilton Leech, Robert Chase, and Herbert Stoddard. The collection represents many styles and trends of paintings and their selection based solely on the merit of the "After all, there are only two kinds of paintings: good or bad," said Alfred Harx. For their gift collection, 1arx said that he and his tvife follmved two guides, selection of '"orks of relatively unknown but talented artists. They also t.ranted to impress on those who tvanted to start collections that persons of modest means could be collectors. -more-
Marx Page 2 New College President John Elmendorf praised the generosity of the Marxes in giving their extensive collection. "Your art collection t.rill be an important addition to New College and one which the entire community will enjoy," said Dr. Elmendorf. The Harxes also made a gift of a collection of Cape Cod area artists' works to the Provincetown Art Association last year. Their summers are spent at Truro on Cape Cod, where they have had a home since 1933. Harx has been retired for a number of years from the silk industry. In eddition to his painting and collecting, he is an amateur musician, chef, and a writer of poetry. A collection of his verse was printed this year. t1rs Harx is a prolific painter and won first prize at a Longboat Key Art Center shm.r a years ago and had a successful one-man shm11 there. She also is a linguist, speaking French, German, Spanish and Italian. Follm11ing its exhibition at the New College Fine Arts Institute Gallery, the collection t.rill be brought to the campus and hung there.