Sherrill Whiton Sketch, 1960s Student Work, 1963 Student Exhibition Invitation
In celebration of NYSID’s 100th anniversary, NYSID archivist Nora Reilly pulled some of her favorite items from the College’s archives to feature as this week’s “Nora’s Notables.” Read more about the items and the stories behind them!
Sherril Whiton’s Student Drawings from the Ecole des Beaux Arts:
In 1909, while studying architecture at Columbia University, NYSID founder Sherrill Whiton was admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts. NYSID is lucky enough to have a collection of 55 drawings from his time at the École. The one below is a design for an Amphitheatre, dated October 16, 1909. Most of the drawings are made in pencil on trace with brown ink wash., and many of them are accompanied by brief descriptions of the assignment, and are dated and graded by the École instructors.