The Luther College Fine Arts Collection contains 179 works by German artist, Gerhard Marcks (1889-1981). Works in the concentration were given by multiple donors. Our collection is one of the largest repositories of Gerhard Marcks' works in the United States. A large portion of this collection was donated by his former student, Marguerite Wildenhain. Jutta Fischer (Herrmann) Anderson donated a portfolio of 10 woodcuts which illustrate the myth of Orpheus and were printed by Marcks in 1948. The collection is supplemented by other artifacts from Marcks; items such as exhibit posters and inventions give a more complete picture of this artist's life. The Luther College Archives contains a large Marcks collection; Preus Library has many exhibit catalogs and books illustrated by and about Gerhard Marcks.
*This artist is also featured in other Luther College Collections.