Saint Louis Art Museum Accepts Major Gift of Japanese Prints from Charles and Rosalyn Lowenhaupt


SAINT LOUIS, MO.- The Saint Louis Art Museum announced today that Charles and Rosalyn Lowenhaupt have generously donated their entire collection of 1,357 Japanese prints and related works of art amassed over the past two decades. In addition to the couple’s gift of works on paper, they have donated their entire collection of books, exhibition catalogues and research materials to the Museum’s Richardson Memorial Library. Since 1988, Charles and Rosalyn Lowenhaupt have collected Japanese works of art from the Meiji period (1868–1912), focusing on color woodblock prints that depict scenes from the Sino-Japanese War (1894–1895) and the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905). Both conflicts were fought and won by a rapidly modernizing Japan over its neighbors China and Russia. “The Museum is honored to be the recipient of the distinguished Lowenhaupt Collection. Charles and Roz Lowenhaupt have set a laudable