St. Louis Mercantile Library Art Museum

The St. Louis Mercantile Library has, since its founding, considered art as essential to accomplishing its educational and cultural mission. Inspired by its first exhibited work of art – a painting lent by Charles Deas – the Library has developed a significant permanent collection of paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, decorative arts and folk art. These works relate to and complement the Library’s archival and manuscript holdings by providing visual documentation of the physical and cultural development of our city, state, and nation.
St. Louis Mercantile Library Art Museum
M-265: Prints, Photos and Drawings (Art Collection)
This collection contains the prints, photos and drawings that belong to the St. Louis Mercantile Art Museum.
M-289 James Godwin Scott Collection
The James Godwin Scott Collection documents this nationally known artist's years in St. Louis through his watercolor paintings of life along the Mississippi River - both urban and rural - and other scenes of the city's development. Accompanying the paintings are letters, clippings, sketchbooks and other paper ephemera related to the artist's career. Currently, the paintings are digitized.

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