Celebrate 150

The Washburn University Sesquicentennial Paintings

By American Artist, Ken Cooper

Ken CooperCooper has been showing his art throughout his native Michigan and the United States for more than three decades.  He spent over a decade working in England with Britain’s National Trust, foundations, museums, and historic sites there where his watercolor paintings were exhibited.  While exhibiting in England, he also conducted his On-Site Art & Architecture watercolor workshops for Britain’s National Trust in Derbyshire and the Dudley Museum in the West Midlands.

Cooper lives with his wife, Ruth, in the small rural community of Norwalk near Lake Michigan in the northwestern lower peninsula of Michigan.

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The Washburn University Sesquicentennial Paintings

1. HOLBROOK CLASSROOM, DORMITORY, AD BUILDING
$990, 33” x 27”, for sale

watercolor of Holbrook Hall

2. MACVICAR CHAPEL, WASHBURN UNIVERSITY
FAITH IN EDUCATION…ON THE PLAINS
$1,320, 39” x 27”  SOLD

McVicar Chapel watercolor

3. RICE HALL, THE FIRST BUILDING
NEW CAMPUS, WASHBURN
$1,650, 39" x 27"  SOLD

Rice Hall watercolor

4. OVERVIEW OF BEGINNINGS…WASHBURN…EARLY DAYS
$1,045, 39” x 27”, for sale

Overview watercolor -

5. MACVICAR AND LITTLE ELSE…THE IMPORTANCE OF FAITH
WASHBURN
$715, 33” x 27”, SOLD

Chapel - watercolor

6. CONCEPTS OF ENGLISH WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES…
APPLIED TO EDUCATION ON THE PLAINS…HOLBROOK HALL
$550, 23 ¼ “ x 19 ¼ “, for sale

building - watercolor

7. CONCEPTS OF COLOR AND PENCIL WITH ENGLISH OVERTONES
ON THE GREAT PLAINS…HOLBROOK HALL
$605, 23 ¼ “ x 19 ¼ “, for sale

building - color pencil and watercolor

8. ONE FRAME OF BOSWELLL. AROUND MIDLIFE…WASHBURN
$495, 23 ¼ “ x 19 ¼ “, SOLD

Boswell Hall - watercolor

9. BOOK REPOSITORY ON THE PLAINS…BOSWELL AND NOBLE INTENT
$550, 23 ¼ “ x 19 ¼ “, for sale

Boswell Hall - watercolor

10. AMERICAN CHATEAUESQUE ON THE PRAIRIE…BOSWELL HALL
$880, 39” x 27”, for sale

Boswell watercolor

11. HOLBROOK HALL WITH UNPLANNED FORMS OF EGRESS…
LATER VARIATION
$990, 33” x 27”, SOLD

Holbrook

12. REPOSITORY FOR KNOWLEDGE…CARNEGIE ON THE PLAINS…
WASHBURN UNIVERSITY *
$880, 33’ x 27”, SOLD

large limestone building - watercolor

14. GREEK LIFE…AS A FFECTED BY STORM…
THE 1960s WERE HARD ON EVERYONE
$825, 33” x 27”, SOLD

Greek Life

15. EARLY RESIDENCE HALLS…WASHBURN UNIVERSITY…
NO COOKING IN THE ROOMS
$825, 31” x 23”, for sale

Three early residence halls - watercolor

16. PRE BOD…LINCOLN COLLEGE…10TH AND JACKSON,
TOPEKA, KANSAS
$935, 33” x 27”, SOLD

10th and Jackson

17. THOMAS…THE SEEDS OF ATHLETIC TRADITION….
WASHBURN UNIVERSITY
$770, 31” x 23”, for sale

Thomas Gymnasium - large building with bell tower - watercolor

18. AND YOU THINK EXAMS ARE TOUGH…
YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN AT WASHBURN IN 1966
$880, 33” x 27”, for sale

building and car

19. RICE HALL…CONCEPTS OF ASYMETRICAL EDUCATION
$1,100, 33” x 27”, for sale

Rice Hall

20. CRANE…BEYOND EDUCATION...
WASHBURN AND THE CELESTIAL
$1,320, 39 ½ “ x 27”, for sale

Crane Observatory

21. POSITIVE IMPACT ON NEGATIVE SPACE…
ADVANCEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE ON THE PRAIRIE…RICE HALL
$825, 31” x 23”, for sale

watercolor building

22. 1966…NOT MACVICAR’S BEST YEAR
$880, 33” x 27”, for sale

Chapel after 1966 tornado - watercolor

23. BOSWELL AND THE END OF AMERICAN CHATEAUESQUE
ON THE PRAIRIE
$1,980, 33” x 27”, for sale

Boswell Hall after tornado - watercolor

24. ONE DAY…ONE HOUR IN 1966 MARKED THE END OF THE
BEGINNING…WASHBURN WITHOUT RICE
$825, 33” x 27”, for sale

Rice Hall after tornado - watercolor

25. PARKING ON CAMPUS HAS ALWAYS BEEN TOUGH…
JUNE 8, 1966 WAS THE WORST
$935, 33” x 27”, for sale

cars after tornado - watercolor

26. BAD DAY FOR GERMAN IMPORTS ON CAMPUS…
WASHBURN
$550, 31” x 23”, for sale

car destroyed by tree after tornado - watercolor

27. SIZE DIDN’T MATTER…JUNE 8, 1966…WASHBURN
$660, 33” x 27”, for sale

tornado aftermath - watercolor

28. CRANE…
WHEN THE TERRESTIAL AND THE CELESTIAL COLLIDED
$990, 39” x 27”, SOLD

Crane observatory after tornado - watercolor

29. NEW IDEALS IN HEALTH CARE EXPRESSED IN THREE DIMENSIONS
PETRO ALLIED HEALTH CENTER…WASHBURN
$715, 31 ½ “ x 25 ½ “, for sale

Petro Allied Health Center - watercolor

30. IMPACT OF ARCHITECTUAL MODERNISM ON EDUCATION
IN THE HEARTLAND…BENNETT COMPUTER CENTER
$605, 31 ¼ “ x 25 ¼”, for sale

Bennett Computer Center - watercolor

31. NEW SCIENCE…NEW HALL…STOFFER AT WASHBURN
$825, 31 ½ “ x 25 ½, for sale

Stoffer Science Hall - watercolor

32. E BOOKS AND BEYOND…MABEE LIBRARY…WASHBURN
$660, 31 ¼ “ x 25 ¼ “, SOLD

Mabee Library - watercolor

33. MEMORIAL UNION…WASHBURN
$440, 18” x 22”, for sale

Memorial Union - watercolor

34. WASHBURN IN TOPEKA…A FEW VIEWS
$1,100, 38 ½ x 26”, for sale

four views of campus - watercolor

There is no painting 13
Prices are for framed paintings