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Richard Zoellner Color Lithographs

Identifier: MSS-4082

Scope and Contents

The collection contains over fifty-five original lithographs created by University of Alabama professor Richard Zoellner while working on Research Committee Project #230, "Research in Color Lithography".


  • 1955-1968


Biographical / Historical

Richard Charles Zoellner, son of Charles W. and Emma M. Zoellner, was born on June 30, 1908 in Ohio. He graduated from the Cincinnati Art Academy and studied in New York City and Mexico. He maintained his own studio in Cincinnati from 1933 to 1942, and received a number of public and private commissions from the U. S. Treasury's Secion of Fine Art, which included murals for a number of U. S. Post Offices, as well as comissions for paintings for the U. S. Marine hospitals. In the early 1940s, he joined the faculty of the University of Alabama, and in 1945, established one of only two fine art printmaking departments in the Southeast at the time.

Married three times, Zoellner's first two wives died of cancer: Olga E. Mohr died in 1955, and Ruth J. Mayfield died in 1976. He married Willita Skelton Goodson in 1977. He had one son, David, and one stepson, Nathan Goodson. Zoellner died on March 6, 2003, in Tuscaloosa.


2.6 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Color lithographs created by Zoellner while teaching and researching lithography at the University of Alabama.


gift of Kathrina B. James, 1955


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INVENTORY - Face in the Mirror - Decorative Piece (black) - Decorative Piece (orange/black/yellow) - Steel Mill at Night (4 color) - Three Piece Band (purple/black/beige) - Park Ave. Hillbilly (yellow/red/green/blue) - Fragment (yellow/purple/black) - Summer Evening (blue/yellow/black) - The Garden (black/brown) - Proof No.1 (magenta) - Proof No.2 (turquoise) - Proof No.3 (red/blue) - Untitled (orange/yellow) - Sculptural Shapes No.2 (Artist's Proof, black) - Proof No.4 (green) - Woman at the Window (blue/black/yellow) - Dixieland Band (red/yellow/green/black) - Horn Player (yellow/black) - Decorative Piece (different image, orange/black) - Sweet and Hot (blue/red/green/yellow) - Design (Artist's Proof, orange/yellow/blue/black) - Design (Artist's Proof, Circle, black/gray) - Second State (Artist's Proof, black/gray) - Facade (Artist's Proof, black/gray) - Broken Facade (Artist's Proof, browns/black) - Design (Artist's Proof, Circle, brown/black) - From the Eart [sic] (Artist's Proof, brown) - Sculptural Shapes (Artist's Proof, browns/blacks - Arrangement (Artist's Proof, browns/blacks) - Study (Artist's Proof, browns/sepia) - Litho (Artist's Proof, 2 prints, gray) - Voices from Selma(Artist's Proof, black) - Study (Artist's Proof, different image, black) - First State (Artist's Proof, black) - Steel Mill (orange/black/green) - Counterpoint (Artist's Proof, orange/brown/black) - The Window (black) - Souvenir from Mexico (Artist's Proof, black/magenta/orange/blue) - Landeater (Artist's Proof, black) - Rocks and Surf - Maine 3/5 (black/green/ blue/cream) - Rocks and Surf (black/gray/red) - Driftwood (Artist's Proof, black)

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Martha Bace, 2015; updated, 2018



Guide to the Richard Zoellner Color Lithographs
January 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266