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Payson Library Receives Collection of International Art History Books
Payson Library received a large donation of art history books, numbering almost 600 volumes, from Tommy Breslin of Pacific Palisades, Calif. The collection consists of a wide variety of art history books ranging from Monet to Kokoschka, from the complete albums of drawings by Francisco Goya to museum catalogs, and from books on architecture to studio ceramics.
The collection belonged to Breslin's late wife Audrey Ezratty Breslin, who was an undergraduate art history major at UCLA. Audrey went to law school and became a public defender for the City of West Los Angeles. The Breslins traveled extensively and so the collection reflects works from such places as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Albertina Museum in Vienna, and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
“We are delighted to receive this stellar collection and grateful to Mr. Breslin for donating books to Pepperdine which are so relevant to our curriculum, and which hold such universal appeal,” said Mark Roosa, dean of libraries.
The new books will begin arriving on the Payson Library shelves during December. For more information, please contact Payson Library at (310) 506-4252, or visit the Pepperdine Libraries Web site.